UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt gets shot at world title

By Tamati Tiananga

Kiwi UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has received a dream call-up to fight for the interim world heavyweight title next month.

The No. 4 ranked heavyweight who comes off a devastating knockout of Roy Nelson last month and will fight Fabricio Werdum after champion Cain Velasquez was forced to withdraw due to a right knee injury. 

Mark Hunt's head trainer Steve Oliver received the call he will be heading to Mexico to join his top fighter.

With Velasquez forced to pull out of his title defence against Fabricio Werdum, Hunt walks into a world title shot.

Hunt flies out from Australia tomorrow for Mexico, while Oliver will travel to meet him this weekend. 

Oliver adds Hunt didn't have any hesitation in accepting the chance to headline UFC 180 on November 15.