Ever since it had ben announced that Alistair Overeem was in danger of losing his shot at the title because of elevated T/E levels everyone has been wondering who would replace them. Some fighter threw their own name in the ring(Dan Henderson), some seemed like the most logical choice(Frank Mir), some pundits shot out there in hopes of reviving a long dead idea(Fedor in the UFC), and then one rally was created entirely by the fans(Mark Hunt).
Mark Hunt arrived to little fan fare into the UFC back in September 2010 losing his first match. The UFC had offered to pay off his contract, a debt from the PRIDE days, but he refused. Since then, with one more shot at glory Hunt has been able to piece together a 3-fight winning streak and knock-out Cheick Kongo. Now it seems the movement to get Hunt in the title shot if need be for a replacement has reached new heights with Joe Rogan’s support.
“There are some wise people on this board, and I support this movement. Style wise that might be the most exciting match up. Either way, even if Hunt doesn’t replace the reem I would still love to see this matchup down the road, especially considering how good Hunt looked against Kongo. Has anyone started a twitter bomb campaign for this?”
Rogan posted this on the Underground forums. Now, with people actually taking notice of the movement to get Mark Hunt in the main event at UFC 146 what will happen if overeem truly can’t compete?