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Dana White: Mark Hunt turned down JDS fight

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11:45 AM ET 03.08 | With Alistair Overeem on the shelf with a quad injury, many fans wanted Mark Hunt to step in against Junior dos Santos. However, UFC president Dana White admitted on Twitter that the popular Hunt turned down the fight with the former UFC champion dos Santos. "With his win last week he broke into the top 10," White tweeted. "He will get a top 10 fight but as of last nite he turned down JDS."

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Mark Hunt, Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Mark Hunt, Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
March 8, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Other than injury why would you turn down an opportunity that might only happen once in your career?

March 11, 2013  03:16 PM ET

Who wants to get beat up? Not Mark Hunt.

 
March 12, 2013  04:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Other than injury why would you turn down an opportunity that might only happen once in your career?

Hunt is slowly making his way up...

One way to stop that progress is getting Smoked by de Santos.

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