Sources close to Alistair Overeem revealed about two hours ago that the heavyweight has suffered an undisclosed injury that will keep him out of training for 4-5 weeks, and thus, he is out of his UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos. Damn it. What could’ve been the biggest heavyweight fight that didn’t involve a belt is out the window. Apparently, Overeem is good to go against Junior in a July fight, which would line up nicely with Anderson SIlva’s bout against Weidman, but for now, it’s time to:
Rally for Mark Hunt.
If there is any other more deserving heavyweight to be thrust into the title picture, it is Hunt, who is currently on a four-fight winning streak filled with violence only the purveyor of the atomic butt-drop and K-1 champion could deliver.
MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani contacted Hunt, and this is what he had to say:
“If I get the call for the fight, I’m there, of course,” “and the fans are crazy for it, so it’s good.”
“Sounds like a pretty good idea to me,” Hunt said