Mark Hunt – again – took to Twitter to respond to his followers, as it was reported by UFC president Dana White earlier in the day that Hunt declined a bout with Junior dos Santos for May.
“Jus(t) so you know I don’t turn fights down,” Hunt wrote. “I have never turned down a fight and even (when) I was injured I had to force myself not to fight your general fears no man but the almighty.”
White was asked why Hunt was not being considered as a replacement for Alistair Overeem to meet dos Santos, and he stated that “The Super Samoan” had turned the contest down.
It appears UFC officials are set on waiting to book Overeem-JDS for later this year after “The Reem” recovers from a quad injury. Hunt’s future remains unknown at this time.