In the wake of recent news that Alistair Overeem has pulled out of his UFC 160 bout with Junior dos Santos many of us have been hoping that Pride FC and K-1 legend Mark Hunt may be called upon as a replacement. The ‘Super Samoan’ is coming off a jaw breaking KO victory over Stefan Struve at UFC on Fuel:Silva vs Stann.
Well it seems that Dana White may have just shot down our hopes of any possible JDS vs Hunt fight. The UFC president had this to say on his twitter account:
As a die hard Pride FC fan my personal opinion is that Mark Hunt should be given the chance to prove he is one of the best on the planet, and JDS is surely the man to test himself against.
Although Dana may not see it the same way it seems that ‘The Reem’ will get another shot at injecting himself into the UFC‘s heavyweight elite with a match against the brazilian striker being possibly rescheduled for the summer.
So if that is the case where does this leave fan favorite Hunt? Which potential match-up has Dana White got left to offer ‘The Super Samoan’ if Overeem does in fact get a shot at redemption? Whatever the case I believe Mark Hunt could shock the world with his heavy hands when given the chance.
The word is on twitter that Hunt turned down the fight with ‘Cigano’ according to Dana White:
Dana White has just tweeted that he and Mark Hunt have had a GREAT phone conversation, so the JDS fight may be back on: