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.