Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 3/9/13
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 i...
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