I'm pretty sure this is what happened:
Joe: "Hey JDS, do you want to fight Mark Hunt instead?"
JDS: "Ummm, yeah... sure... but I just talked to Mark and he said he didn't want the fight. Trust me. I'm totally not ducking him or anything."
Joe: "Okay JDS, I'll take your word for it."
Dana announcement: "Mark Hunt doesn't want the fight with JDS."
JDS internal dialog: "Phew, lucky I got out of that one."