Junior dos Santos will face off against Mark Hunt, at UFC 160, and the world will be watching to see if ‘The Super Samoan’ can pull off the upset. The former champion, Dos Santos, will look to put his name straight back in to the title mix.
‘Cigano’ has been hungry for a fight since his UFC 155 loss to Cain Velasquez. Many fans were excited to hear that JDS would square off against Alistair ‘The Demolition Man’ Overeem, but even more excited to learn that Hunt will replaced the injured Reem.
Junior, it would seem, is not to impressed by Overeem’s actions of late. Here is what the Brazilian slugger had to say to Tatame.com:
“I do not pick opponents, so for me it doesn’t matter who is the guy I will face. I just need to know a time before to prepare for this opponent. When Overeem jumped out, UFC found another fighter because I can not wait for the fight. [Overeem] is not champion, is nothing. If he was a champion, I would still hold on.”
“I admire Mark Hunt very much for having accepted the fight, since he just fought. I admire and appreciate, because I want to fight on May 25 and it will happen thanks to him. Mark is a very tough guy, beating strong. I have to be very careful. He has been champion in K-1, faced the best in the world and won exchanges. I think [Overeem] is a joke. He is a big guy who is talking a lot of nonsense. I have nothing to do with him, he can follow his career and do what he thinks is best. I’ll follow mine and if one day we are bumping and he does not have any problem, we fight.”
Judging by Junior’s words, it looks like the former champion has respect for Hunt’s striking. Does this mean that the K-1 champion may have to work on his ground game and takedown defense a bit more?
Whatever the case I know I will be tuning in to watch two of my favorite sluggers battle it out, in a highly anticipated, number one title contender match. Who is your pick? Comments, as always, are welcome and stay tuned for more pre UFC 160 coverage!