Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Scratch that, the #RallyForMarkHunt movement has prevailed after all. On Saturday morning, UFC president Dana White confirmed with MMAFighting.com that Mark Hunt will in fact step in for an injured Alistair Overeem to fight Junior dos Santos (pictured) at UFC 160. When news broke Wednesday that a torn quadriceps had forced Overeem out of the May 25 scrap, similarly to when Hunt’s fans bombarded White on Twitter to get their man swapped in for a suspended Overeem to fight dos Santos at UFC 146, they hit White up again on the social media network to have Hunt sub in for Overeem at UFC 160. Hunt pleaded for his fanboys to let his boss know he was ready and willing on both occasions.  However, on Thursday, White revealed Hunt was offered the dos Santos bout but declined. White added the dos Santos vs. Overeem heavyweight top contender contest would be postponed until the summer. The 38-year-old Hunt vehemently denied White’s claims. “I have never turned down a fight and even wen I was injured I had to force myself not to fight your general fears no man but the almighty,” Hunt posted on his Twitter. Hours later, White vaguely tweeted he had a “GREAT conversation” with Hunt, which led many to believe the shootout would in fact go down. And that leads us to where we are today. Dos Santos watched his 10-fight winning streak come to an abrupt halt at UFC 155. The slugger was mauled by Velasquez in their highly-anticipated sequel. The 28-year-old requested an immediate rematch, but UFC decided to head in a different direction. Hunt has rattled off four straight victories, including last Saturday’s highlight reel TKO over Stefan Struve. No word on where this move leaves Overeem or what the stakes are for the winner of dos Santos vs. Hunt. UFC 160 takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is the show’s revised roster. Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan Robert Whittaker vs. Colton Smith KJ Noons vs. Donald Cerrone Gunnar Nelson vs. Mike Pyle Abel Trujillo vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Stephen Thompson vs. Amir Sadollah TJ Grant vs. Gray Maynard Ryan Bader vs. Glover Teixeira Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC heavyweight champion)

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