Mark Hunt could earn title shot with knockout of Dos Santos


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.

"It's crazy to say, … but if he knocks Junior Dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line?" White asked.

Hunt is set to face dos Santos at UFC 160, which takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook. In the main event, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defends his title against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.

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Willy the Coyote site profile image  

3/16/13 9:14 AM by Willy the Coyote

Would this be after Werdum, should he win, or will Werdum have to win another?

Lazer MMA site profile image  

3/16/13 9:12 AM by Lazer MMA

I don't believe for a second that anyone hits 'harder' than Hunto.Further the man can take damage and fight with no issue.No way IMO is this a "Serra-level" match up either. WTF said so? FFS the man opened at +300 and I thought that was a bit much no question.

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3/16/13 9:11 AM by Lazer MMA


HexRei site profile image  

3/16/13 8:37 AM by HexRei

yes it is totally legal to sit on someone's face, even forcefully

Fred Ettish the Alternate site profile image  

3/16/13 8:37 AM by Fred Ettish the Alternate


redplayer50 site profile image  

3/16/13 8:27 AM by redplayer50

so is flying butt slam legal under the unified rules because im assuming yes it is

HexRei site profile image  

3/16/13 7:31 AM by HexRei

it's possible. i think its a lot more likely that cain will put him down and GnP until finish or decision. It's the gameplan I'd recommend and I think it would work. Cain is top-tier mma wrestler. its fun to ignore the fact that Mark has always been weak on his back but I don't think he's grown that much despite what he showed vs a skinny desperate struve.

BadMon site profile image  

3/16/13 7:25 AM by BadMon

*yawn   Once Hunt connects and he will...... Cain is going to get ready for bed.

HexRei site profile image  

3/16/13 7:21 AM by HexRei

cain has a frail mandible? really? he has a pretty decent jaw in a div where everyone hits with stopping power.

BadMon site profile image  

3/16/13 7:18 AM by BadMon

Cain has a fragile mandible and very hittable.   Dos Santos coldclocked him in 1 minuted and Kongo almost had him out on several occasions but opted to go for TD's.