Dana White: Mark Hunt Turned Down Junior dos Santos Fight

By: Sherdog.com Staff
Mar 7, 2013
Heavyweight Mark Hunt’s impressive and improbable run in the UFC has made the 38-year old something of a cult hero among MMA heads. The “Super Samoan” has a rabid online fanbase willing to #RallyForMarkHunt at any time, so when news of Alistair Overeem’s withdrawal from UFC 160 broke yesterday, Hunt called on his people to help him get the spot opposite Junior dos Santos:


Only, according to a Thursday afternoon tweet from UFC president Dana White, Hunt turned down the UFC’s offer to fight dos Santos on Wednesday night:


In subsequent replies, White said that Hunt “broke into the top 10” with his recent win over Stefan Struve and “will get a top 10 fight,” while denying that the UFC offered Hunt “a shit deal.” Hunt has yet to weigh in on the matter, presumably because he returned to Sydney this week and was asleep on the other side of the world as all of this was going down.

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