The grudge match is off! Alistair Overeem has pulled out of his planned bout with Junior dos Santos after he suffered an injury in training. This is the second time a match between the two has been moved – the first time they were supposed to fight Overeem failed a drug test and was pulled from the bout. Now Dos Santos is left without an opponent, and UFC 160 is left without a co-main event. The fight card takes place on May 25, so whoever takes Overeem’s slot would have about a month and a half to prepare.
The logical choice would be Mark Hunt, and he seems open to the bout from what he posted on Twitter. He left this note to his fans, “Ask the boss army to make it happen,” and he followed up with, “I want in troops and only the boss
@danawhite can make it happen lets go army ATTACK the general wants in on this fight.”
Coming off his huge win over Stefan Struve last weekend, this would be the perfect moment for Hunt to make the run at the title. He said after the win that he did not want to wait around, because after taking a year off he wants a quick turnaround. Now he has the potential to slide into a co-main event on a huge card, and if he could pull off the upset by knockout, there would be no denying that he is the number one contender.