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Mark Hunt Denies He Turned Down JDS Fight

The drama continues. As reported earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) had to pull out of his UFC 160 bout with former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) due to a quad injury, and subsequently the calls came in for Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to replace the Dutchman.

Unfortunately for Hunt and his ‘army’ of fans, UFC president Dana White put the brakes on the hype train and revealed on Twitter that Hunt wouldn’t replace Dos Santos, but rather the bout would be postponed until the Summer.

White also went on to suggest on Twitter that Hunt even turned down a fight with Dos Santos when offered, prompting many to question why Hunt would plead for the fight on Twitter only to turn it down when actually offered.

While White has promised Hunt will get a Top 10 opponent next, he stressed that it was Hunt that turned down JDS and not that he wasn’t giving the fans what they wanted.

It’s not clear whom to believe in this case but this won’t be the last we’ll hear of it. We’ll keep you informed as this develops.

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