Alistair Overeem injured, out of UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos

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Poor_Franklin
3/6/13 7:34:07PM
Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos.

According to sources close to Overeem, the heavyweight recently suffered an undisclosed injury while training, which will sideline him for four-to-five weeks. As a result, Overeem's camp recently informed the UFC that he will be unable to fight dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25.

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Poor_Franklin
3/6/13 7:34:31PM
sparky
3/6/13 7:44:27PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin




Shawn91111
3/6/13 7:50:31PM
Damnit that was easy money for JDS
prozacnation1978
3/6/13 7:52:08PM
Glad I ain't going
Pay Barnett what he wants to face Jds
JLS1980
3/6/13 7:54:28PM
I'm a bit disappointed about this one. But instead of looking for a replacement, rescheduling this match a few events down the road might be the best move.
Pookie
3/6/13 7:54:46PM
Hunt for president 2013.

In the words of Overeem - Hes injured because hes scared.
jjeans
3/6/13 7:56:05PM
#RallyForMarkHunt
infestructure
3/6/13 8:00:43PM

Posted by jjeans

#RallyForMarkHunt



Mark Hunt for next shot at the belt
FastKnockout
3/6/13 8:40:09PM
Of course he is..
State_Champ
3/6/13 8:46:52PM
I can actually see a reasonable argument for giving the fight to Hunt, but I doubt he is popular enough to make the fight produce much money.

Although, I don't see too many obvious choices besides Hunt.
Poor_Franklin
3/6/13 9:09:31PM
Hunt wants it! Let's hope he gets it!
Poor_Franklin
3/6/13 9:11:37PM
early reports are saying it will be PeeWee or Big Country

i want Hunt!

OnyxShadow
3/6/13 9:17:46PM
Nooooo!! Fight of the year contender gone! Please let this not be a repeat of last year where nearly every big fight got cancelled.

On the other hand...

JDS vs. Hunt = new fight of the year contender! Yay! Bring it on!
imanidiot777
3/6/13 9:35:07PM
+1 for Josh Barnett, let's get him in here.
postman
3/6/13 9:44:47PM
Huuuuuuuunt!!!!
Budgellism
3/6/13 9:44:53PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

early reports are saying it will be PeeWee or Big Country

i want Hunt!




PeeWee? HUGE mismatch there. And honestly, I have no desire to see Nelson used as a punching bag for 3 rounds again. Mark Hunt would be the best possible replacement imo.
UFC_Fanatic
3/6/13 10:12:02PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Poor_Franklin

early reports are saying it will be PeeWee or Big Country

i want Hunt!




PeeWee? HUGE mismatch there. And honestly, I have no desire to see Nelson used as a punching bag for 3 rounds again. Mark Hunt would be the best possible replacement imo.



Agreed. Hunt is a better fight. Same durable chin as Nelson but with far superior striking, and in my opinion, he poses a MUCH greater risk to JDS than Nelson does. Plus odds are JDS is going to want to keep it standing so the fireworks are guaranteed. Book this fight now, damn it! The more I think about it the more excited I get!
Manak
3/6/13 11:04:39PM
I want Hunt vs JDS but i have a feeling that JDS would take to the ground after a few stand-up exchanges. Ill still pick Hunt though, I want him to win and then take the belt so bad.

WAR HUNT!!!!
jae_1833
3/7/13 12:53:43AM
If they can't get Hunt then Browne could be a good replacement.
SamPan
3/7/13 1:28:07AM
If it wasn't so close to Fox 7, I'd say a little jumbling was in order:

JDS vs. Cormier

Hunt vs. Mir
RhythmAndStyle
3/7/13 2:01:13AM
Hunt vs JDS please..i had a big debate with someone a long time ago, bout who's striking is better..JDS or Hunt and i believe JDS has the much better striking and more importantly the cardio..and JDS knows he kept his hands to low against Cain and got caught..i'm all on board for JDS to fight Hunt and then Cain and win his title BACK!!!
aussiemma
3/7/13 2:34:30AM
booooooo ! like u guys have been saying i want hunt vs jds too !!!

hw striker v striker dream match !!
bootyclause
3/7/13 5:56:11AM
now we just need Bigfoot to pull out of his fight and we can get Cain-JDS 3.

Not exactly warranted right now but neither is Cain - Bigfoot 2. At least we know JDS would have a shot.
prozacnation1978
3/7/13 9:13:39AM
They are taking Jds off the card now

Co main probably will be now Edgar vs Swanson
Poor_Franklin
3/7/13 12:46:58PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

They are taking Jds off the card now

Co main probably will be now Edgar vs Swanson




good fight, but
mrsmiley
3/7/13 2:13:15PM
As much as JDS and Reem being rescheduled is alright with me, it would have really been a treat for the hardcore fans to see Hunt get the fight.
State_Champ
3/7/13 2:29:23PM

Posted by mrsmiley

As much as JDS and Reem being rescheduled is alright with me, it would have really been a treat for the hardcore fans to see Hunt get the fight.



Yeah, but Hunt is not too popular (among casual fans) and would actually stand a decent chance of beating JDS.

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