Jason Momoa performs stirring haka in support of UFC fighter
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.
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.