Dana White says Mark Hunt turned down fight with Junior dos Santos

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Shawn91111
3/7/13 5:21:53PM
According to UFC president Dana White, there's a very good reason Mark Hunt isn't meeting Junior dos Santos in May - Hunt turned down the fight.

This is going to take some heat out of the rally for Mark Hunt. Despite what Hunt said on twitter last night about wanting to take a UFC 160 bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, Dana White said that it was actually Hunt that turned down the bout. Here was the exchange with a fan on twitter:


Dana White :@danawhite

@NickFury16 @markhunt1974 with his win last week he broke into the top 10. He will get a top 10 fight but as of last nite he turned down JDS


MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani elaborated a bit on the situation, saying he spoke to Hunt, but he's not saying anything:

Ariel Helwani :@arielhelwani

According to @danawhite's twitter, @markhunt1974 "turned down" the JDS fight. Just spoke to Hunt, he declined to comment on the situation.


LINK
Budgellism
3/7/13 5:23:24PM
I thought Hunt wanted this fight?
Theoutlaw08
3/7/13 5:24:24PM
This doesnt make any sense. maybe hes hurting after his fight with Struve
Shawn91111
3/7/13 5:26:40PM
Until Hunt says its true I wont believe a word Dana White says.
Pookie
3/7/13 5:28:38PM


I know hunt told his twitter followers to rally the army of doom and spam Dana with requests to have him fill in for Overeem.
bootyclause
3/7/13 5:38:12PM
you know back in the later Pride v UFC days I was always a defender of Dana and thought all the hardcore fans were too rough on him. Now 6 or 7 years later I finally realize I was wrong - Dana is a chronic liar and sort of just a bad person.

Hunt was begging for the fight openly yesterday. Now Dana has some petty, bizarre reason to lie about it 1 day later. Ridiculous.
cowcatcher
3/7/13 5:42:13PM
I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.
sparky
3/7/13 5:46:56PM
I was hoping this fight would happen guess not
postman
3/7/13 5:56:06PM

Posted by cowcatcher

I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.

Thats the only logical reason. Of course Dana isnt going to add that part. Im serious though Dana White wants nothing to do with Mark Hunt holding the HW title. Dana has a man crush on well devloped abs on a man.
SmileR
3/7/13 6:47:26PM
I do not believe one word of this!
Poor_Franklin
3/7/13 7:27:30PM

Posted by cowcatcher

I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.



is Hunt still getting paid $6k to show, $6k to win. if so, i could see why he would want more money
Shawn91111
3/7/13 7:28:11PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by cowcatcher

I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.



is Hunt still getting paid $6k to show, $6k to win. if so, i could see why he would want more money



Nope
jjeans
3/7/13 7:32:28PM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by cowcatcher

I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.



is Hunt still getting paid $6k to show, $6k to win. if so, i could see why he would want more money



Nope



My sources say yes.... Do you have a source?

My LINK
Shawn91111
3/7/13 7:34:05PM

Posted by jjeans


Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by cowcatcher

I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.



is Hunt still getting paid $6k to show, $6k to win. if so, i could see why he would want more money



Nope



My sources say yes.... Do you have a source?

My LINK



Did you actually read your source?
mrsmiley
3/7/13 7:44:07PM
Calm down everyone. This is Murk Hunt. Not Mark Hunt.
Pookie
3/7/13 7:44:19PM
I would have to think Hunt is in the 30k - 40k range
BeeR
3/7/13 7:53:13PM
He's waiting for Nelson.


Poor_Franklin
3/7/13 8:01:43PM
do Japan payouts even get released?
Shawn91111
3/7/13 8:21:18PM

Posted by Poor_Franklin

do Japan payouts even get released?



No and he has never fought in a place that releases them. Someone from some site posted the $6K thing for his first UFC fight, and now its dragged over every time and its not true.
Poor_Franklin
3/7/13 8:24:46PM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by Poor_Franklin

do Japan payouts even get released?



No and he has never fought in a place that releases them. Someone from some site posted the $6K thing for his first UFC fight, and now its dragged over every time and its not true.



i saw the $6k thing on twitter. pretty bummed right now bc i thought twitter was always right
prophecy033
3/7/13 8:25:11PM

Posted by Budgellism

I thought Hunt wanted this fight?

me too
Poor_Franklin
3/7/13 8:45:07PM
Mark Hunt tweet


Jus so u know i don't turn fights down



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
Pookie
3/7/13 8:45:35PM
He was still on his Pride contract during his first two fights. Theres no way Pride was paying him 6k
prozacnation1978
3/7/13 8:59:06PM
Wow hunt backed down
Decline to comment doesnt help his defense.
Has to do about money
jay98107
3/7/13 9:07:28PM
This is the most irritated I've been with Dana in a long, long time. Jon Fitch being too expensive included.
prophecy033
3/7/13 9:08:16PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Wow hunt backed down
Decline to comment doesnt help his defense.
Has to do about money

prozac, you need to read previous posts. Hunt said on Twitter that he doesn't turn fights down.
infestructure
3/7/13 9:26:38PM
When asked if Hunt was keen for the fight he said he was 'born down'. Maybe he was talking about down syndrome
MuayThaiGeek13
3/7/13 9:58:32PM
Wow can't believe pride only paid hunt 6/6
sbulldavid
3/7/13 11:06:14PM
Mark Hunt has fought everybody and taken just about everything, Dana is full of shit.
jjeans
3/7/13 11:12:27PM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by jjeans


Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by Poor_Franklin


Posted by cowcatcher

I have to think that if Hunt indeed did turn it down that it was about the money being offered. He was pretty damn adamant about wanting the fight yesterday, but I'm sure he feels like he deserves to be paid headliner money if he's going to headline. There's a good chance that this is just Dana BSing though.



is Hunt still getting paid $6k to show, $6k to win. if so, i could see why he would want more money



Nope



My sources say yes.... Do you have a source?

My LINK



Did you actually read your source?



My bad - I read the numbers, not the writing. I apologise however you have ignored my question, you seem 100% confident and have not posted a source
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