UFC 146's Mark Hunt flattered, but thinks Frank Mir is getting title shot

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Budgellism
4/5/12 8:32:34PM
Mark Hunt is flattered there's a Twitter campaign to get him a title fight with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146.

To clear things up, he hasn't been asked and is pretty sure he won't get the opportunity. But hey, it's a nice idea.

"Yeah, I don't think I'll get that call," he today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the possible vacancy on the May 26 pay-per-view card. "But there's a good rally. I've got about 300 followers now on Twitter, which is pretty cool."

Hunt's name has been bounced around the social-media site – complete with the #RallyForMarkHunt hash tag – since Alistair Overeem failed a pre-fight drug test put a headliner with champ Dos Santos in the lurch. (The Nevada State Athletic Commission wants him to explain why his testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio came in at 14:1, well over the 6:1 limit allowed. As of yet, Overeem has not contacted the NSAC or commented publicly.)

"The Super Samoan" wasn't necessarily surprised at news that Overeem had been flagged.

"I didn't think it was horsemeat he was eating," Hunt said. "I think Alistair really [expletive] that [expletive] up. Just like (Josh) Barnett when he [expletive] that [expletive] up.

"But they always come back. I'm sure there's a lot of people using stuff to get ahead. It's a cutthroat business."

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infestructure
4/5/12 9:39:07PM
Mark handles himself well. He knows he is a fighter, not a talker.

After he turns Struves chin, enough people will have noticed his striking for him to get his shot.

If Struve subs him, he wil rise up again, everyone loves a brawler..
Pookie
4/5/12 10:16:45PM
Hah that's awesome. I was online when the thread popped up on bloodyelbow for the #rallyformarkhunt twitter campaign. Within one day the guy hears about it and responds.
tcunningham
4/6/12 2:24:13AM
ive seen hunt take shots that no other fighter could take, except roy nelson, and still stay standing. there is no way i would bet against junior if he fought hunt, but if anybody has the power to catch somebody and knock them out, its hunt. i hope he beats the hell out of struve.
gartface
4/6/12 9:17:05AM

Posted by tcunningham

ive seen hunt take shots that no other fighter could take, except roy nelson, and still stay standing. there is no way i would bet against junior if he fought hunt, but if anybody has the power to catch somebody and knock them out, its hunt. i hope he beats the hell out of struve.



Mark Hunt also got knocked out in 18 seconds by a middleweight more recently than he's displayed that iron chin.
Bythar
4/6/12 9:59:20AM


Mark Hunt also got knocked out in 18 seconds by a middleweight more recently than he's displayed that iron chin.



Find me someone who hits harder than Manhoef, in any weight division...
Manak
4/6/12 10:18:44AM

Posted by Bythar



Mark Hunt also got knocked out in 18 seconds by a middleweight more recently than he's displayed that iron chin.



Find me someone who hits harder than Manhoef, in any weight division...



or has taken a full blown Cro Cop LHK when cc was in his prime, and still be standing. Hunt's chin is the last thing any should question about him
gartface
4/6/12 12:28:13PM

Posted by Manak


Posted by Bythar



Mark Hunt also got knocked out in 18 seconds by a middleweight more recently than he's displayed that iron chin.



Find me someone who hits harder than Manhoef, in any weight division...



or has taken a full blown Cro Cop LHK when cc was in his prime, and still be standing. Hunt's chin is the last thing any should question about him



Ummm, do you guys not remember what Junior Dos Santos did to Werdum and Velasquez? I'd say that Junior hits pretty damn hard.
Bubbles
4/6/12 2:32:36PM

Posted by Bythar



Mark Hunt also got knocked out in 18 seconds by a middleweight more recently than he's displayed that iron chin.



Find me someone who hits harder than Manhoef, in any weight division...



Hendo, JDS, Carwin to start
Pookie
4/6/12 3:40:40PM
Hendo and Carwin don't have the accuracy that Manhoef does. The shot that put hunt down was perfectly placed, and hunt had his own body weight going into that blow as well.
bjj1605
4/6/12 3:47:59PM
Looks like Hunt has more sense than his fans do.
Bythar
4/7/12 6:17:32AM

Posted by gartface


Posted by Manak


Posted by Bythar



Mark Hunt also got knocked out in 18 seconds by a middleweight more recently than he's displayed that iron chin.



Find me someone who hits harder than Manhoef, in any weight division...



or has taken a full blown Cro Cop LHK when cc was in his prime, and still be standing. Hunt's chin is the last thing any should question about him



Ummm, do you guys not remember what Junior Dos Santos did to Werdum and Velasquez? I'd say that Junior hits pretty damn hard.



I'm not saying that JDS wouldn't be able to hurt Hunt, or that Hunt is even close to deserving a title shot, just that it is unfair to suggest that his chin is shot after going down to some of the heaviest shots I remember seeing.
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