Wow, roughly 18 hours after Dana White said Mark Hunt turned down the UFC 160 fight against Junior dos Santos, we have a complete turnaround and the brilliant news that Mark Hunt is in for the injured Overeem and will be taking on Junior in the co-main event of UFC 160, right before Cain and Bigfoot get down for a second time.
Great news, eh? The only bummer might be Big Nog and Werdum owning that number one contender slot for a win, but as we have seen over the last few weeks (and twenty years) MMA is pretty damn fluid, so anything can happen. Now, let’s take a moment, breathe in, and smile that one K-1 HWGP champion is replacing another K-1 HWGP champion in a high-level UFC fight in 2013. Ahhhhh. Feels good.
Watch this Mark Hunt highlight to celebrate.