White: Mark Hunt earns title shot with UFC 160 knockout of Junior dos Santos

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Budgellism
3/14/13 3:48:40PM
MONTREAL – The man who the UFC once tried to pay not to fight may soon find himself competing for the promotion's heavyweight title.

Following today's UFC 158 pre-event presser in Montreal, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that should Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) score a knockout win over former champ Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) at May's UFC 160 event, "The Super Samoan" would likely earn himself a UFC title shot.

"How is this guy not next in line?" White asked.

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postman
3/14/13 4:30:56PM
What it has to be a KO? What if he pulls off a flying scissor takedown with a heel hook finish?
airkerma
3/14/13 5:34:13PM

Posted by postman

What it has to be a KO? What if he pulls off a flying scissor takedown with a heel hook finish?


No deal!
jay98107
3/14/13 5:44:08PM
Let me just say, it still blows my mind to see Mark Hunt (4-1 UFC).
Goatenstein
3/14/13 5:56:09PM

Posted by jay98107

Let me just say, it still blows my mind to see Mark Hunt (4-1 UFC).

And of the guys he's fought it was McCorkle who beat him.
Manak
3/14/13 5:59:57PM

Posted by jay98107

Let me just say, it still blows my mind to see Mark Hunt (4-1 UFC).



and was 5-3 in pride. not mention a former K-1 WGP champ. still baffles me how easily people right off the Super Samoan. he is not an easy fight for anyone. not the best all round but can bring the fight
tcunningham
3/14/13 8:55:43PM
i think hunts athleticism, or lack there of, will be his downfall in the JDS fight. im still on the mark hunt war wagon though
SmileR
3/14/13 10:11:13PM
Hunt for champ 2013!!!
Boo_Radley21
3/14/13 11:02:58PM
Although I don't think he'll be able to handle the wrestling or the pace of Velazquez (but to see him be champ would be unreal) I actually like his chance against Dos Santos
spang714
3/15/13 12:15:23AM
I think that JDS vs Hunt is gonna look a lot like JDS vs Nelson....UD for JDS...av bet anyone?
prozacnation1978
3/15/13 2:16:32PM
No secret there.

If hunt loses and werdum wins in June he gets it
And cormier will drop to 205
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