New Zealand born UFC star Mark Hunt is preparing for one of the most challenging fights of his career, so his training team decided perform a haka in support of his effort, but with one very special celebrity addition: Jason Momoa.
Momoa, best known for his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones and his upcoming role as the lead in the film Aquaman, can be clearly seen in the middle of the haka, supporting Hunt with the same moves as the rest of the group.
The film and television star surprised Hunt with a visit to the mixed martial arts training facility in Australia earlier this week.
And if it seems like Hunt is taking his next fight incredibly seriously with his comments and photos on Instagram, it’s with good reason.
Blown away is a understatement I’m extremely humbled to be a part of the heartbreak family and thank you all so much for the prayer and haka today I’m speechless I will always go out into battle and give it my all and I appreciate the love I have felt from you guys here today fighting is a part of our culture and has always been a part of my life and I’m so blessed to share a part of my journey with you guys @heartbreakconditioning @colehbc @junior.tafa @fabio_galeb @justin_tafa @esera_teo @prideofgypsies @realdealmada @j_k_porter @ryancarr_ketu @jojo_ancajas @bambamthetakeover so many more to name but I’ve had a lot of kicks to the lips sorry bout it
Hunt, who is a local MMA hero in New Zealand and Australia, will fight Derrick Lewis, a 264-pound American heavyweight who has devastated opponents during a recent six-fight win streak.
Hopefully, the support of Momoa’s glorious locks and mysterious warrior gaze can help Hunt in his quest to stop this UFC juggernaut June 10.