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Old 03-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana White says Mark Hunt turned down UFC 160 fight with Junior dos Santos

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Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) had an opportunity to replace injured Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and fight Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) but turned it down, according to UFC President Dana White.

Overeem bowed out of the UFC 160 bout on Wednesday due to a thigh injury, and as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported earlier today, White later said his fight with former heavyweight champ dos Santos will be rebooked for the summer.

But Hunt? White said he wasn't interested.

"Hey dummy Mark Hunt turned down the fight with JDS as of last night so STFU when u don't know what ur talkin about," White tweeted in response to one of his followers.

He then suggested a big fight could be in order for the New Zealand kickboxer, who recently demolished Stefan Struve in this past week's UFC on FUEL TV 8 co-headliner in Japan. It marked Hunt's fourth straight win and continued a recent career resurgence.

"With his win last week he broke into the top 10," White tweeted. "He will get a top 10 fight but as of last nite he turned down JDS."

On Wednesday Hunt told MMAFighting.com he was open to the May 25 fight with Dos Santos if offered. However, he declined comment today.

With Overeem's injury expected to sideline him weeks instead of months, his fight with Dos Santos likely will be rerouted to one of the UFC's big summer pay-per-view cards.
http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/0...ior-dos-santos

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mark Hunt sucks, who cares? JDS would smash him, I don't get why people want to see such a lopsided fight.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wonder why he turned it down?
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Mark Hunt sucks, who cares? JDS would smash him, I don't get why people want to see such a lopsided fight.
http://www.mmaforum.com/ufc/120858-a...ml#post1880562

You should try actually paying attention to responses to your posts rather than pretend they don't exist so that you can continue to run around screaming, 'Mark Hunt sucks, Mark Hunt sucks, lololol!'

Plenty of people obviously care, otherwise there wouldn't be such a demand for Hunt vs. JDS. As I said in my initial post, the man has beaten Rothwell, Kongo, and now Struve. A keyboard warrior voicing his opinion that Mark Hunt 'sucks' doesn't negate actual fact - that being that Mark Hunt is on a solid winning streak that merits a step up in competition.

You don't get it. You're not a fan. That's fine. But you're in the minority.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hunt probably just wants to clean out the division, one guy at a time on his way back to belt. Junior is a huge step up, and there's a few in between that have yet to feel his power, and finally hear his top notch victorious post fight interviews. Your days are numbered, Cain.
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I question the levels of truth in this article.

Dana's never really been a straight shooter and Mark Hunt isn't the type to turn down fights that he's been campaigning for.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I question the levels of truth in this article.

Dana's never really been a straight shooter and Mark Hunt isn't the type to turn down fights that he's been campaigning for.
I agree, there could be a lot left out and a lot taken out of context. Sounds a little off to me..
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Mark Hunt and I just got off the phone and had a GREAT conversation!!

mark never turns down fights dana was given false info and this and marks tweets confirm that
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