Salt Lake City, UT – A little slimmer, a little lighter, UFC light heavyweight Harry Hunsucker faces Tyson Pedro at UFC 278 on Saturday night.
Hunsucker (7-5) made the move to 205-pounds and even wondered why he had taken so long to make the move.
“Listen I would have been at 205 a lot sooner if I would have known how easy it was going to be. Again, ya’ll haven’t heard much from me, but I’ve always thought I could beat anybody dude. That’s why I didn’t cut to 205 because I thought I could beat everybody at heavyweight,” Hunsucker told Cageside Press among other media on Wednesday.
“My body size didn’t agree with my heart. I’ve had the deck stacked against me since the first time I came out here on the Contender Series. 4 days notice came out here to fight (Tai) Tuivasa. Fight the first heavyweight in history to miss weight and people running their mouth about that, dude? Like it’s something funny?”
Hunsucker took the Tuivasa fight on short notice because he was the only one who said yes to taking the fight, according to him.
“Nobody in the UFC said yes to fighting Tai Tuivasa. Nobody, but I did. I could have not taken the fight with Tafa and I could have still taken home the same paycheck. I thought I could win,” Hunsucker said.
Hunsucker made a mention that, with his name, he’s very easy to make fun of but declined to give away the best pun he’s heard.
“I don’t know if it’s appropriate,” Hunsucker said with a smile.
“No, I’m not going to answer that. You’re not getting that one. I mean none of them are clever dude, they’re all elementary sh*t, I could have made better stuff in third grade than some of the stuff that I hear man,” he said with a laugh.
Watch the entire media day scrum with Harry Hunsucker above. UFC 278 takes place in Salt Lake City at Vivint Arena on August 20th.