Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt at UFC 160

Sunday, March 10, 2013

MMAfighting’s Ariel Helwani has the breaking news!

A day after UFC president Dana White said Hunt turned down a fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, “The Super Samoan” got the fight he wanted following a phone conversation with White Thursday night.

As a result, Hunt will now meet dos Santos on May 25 in Las Vegas.

An ecstatic Hunt called the opportunity “my title shot.” Hunt, who denied ever directly turning down the opportunity, was pleased with the outcome of the call, as was White.

Hunt enters the bout riding a four-fight winning streak following his knockout of Stefan Struve last Saturday night, while dos Santos is coming off a heavyweight title loss to Cain Velasquez in December.

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