If Alistair Overeem wants a fight before competing for the UFC heavyweight title, it appears that there are plenty of willing opponents. Mark Hunt can now be added to that list.
“If they’d like to get me a fight, I’d like to get a rematch with Alistair Overeem, you know, when he comes back from his injury or from whatever – his hiatus,” said Hunt, on The MMA Hour recently. “I’d like to have my rematch with him. I’d be willing to fight next year so it doesn’t matter.”
Hunt was defeated by Overeem back in 2008, suffering a first round submission loss to the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion. Hunt (8-7) is currently on a three-fight win streak, including two stoppage victories.
Overeem is suspended until late in 2012 due to a failed pre-fight drug test. He is eligible to re-apply for his fight license at that time.