White: Junior Dos Santos earns title shot with win over Hunt
UFC President Dana White revealed that in a discussion with match maker Joe Silva it was decided that Roy Nelson would either fight Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt. Cormier is coming off a win over former champion Frank Mir and Hunt is scheduled to fight Junior Dos Santos in May’s UFC 160. Reading between the lines, it would mean a win over Dos Santos would not secure Hunt a title shot, despite possibly a fifth straight win in the UFC.
However Dos Santos would be granted a title fight with a win over Hunt
Junior dos Santos is just one win away from a chance to regain the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title, according to company president Dana White.
At Saturday’s UFC 159 post-fight press conference (watch it here) in Newark, N.J., White confirmed that a victory for “Cigano” over Mark Hunt at UFC 160 next month would put him in the No. 1 contenders spot in the weight class, despite the fact he is just one-fight removed from losing the belt.