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Hunt rules out title fight with Silva

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Mark Hunt is looking to build on his stoppage of Stefan Struve at the weekend, with a crack at the heavyweight title in his sights.

Hunt has revived his UFC career and served notice of his power with a knockout of Struve at UFC Japan that broke the Dutchman's jaw.

Cain Velasquez is the current heavyweight king and he is in Hunt's sights, but that fight will have to wait as the champion is due to defend his crown against Antonia Silva in May.

But should Silva cause a shock, Hunt may rethink his plans as he has stressed he does not want to step into the Octagon with his team-mate.

"It was a great fight," Hunt told Fuel TV. "My timing was off and I could have put things together better, but I was glad to take the win.

"Of course I would like to go for the title fight. I wouldn't like to fight Bigfoot (Antonia Silva), because he's American Top Team and my team-mate, but anyone else is fine."

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