There are times when Gus Johnson’s now legendary call from Strikeforce reverberates through my head; “Sometimes these things happen in MMA.” It works in literally every situation that you can think of, from 209-inspired in-ring brawls to boring fights and even to fighters getting injured and having to pull out from much-anticipated bouts. In this case we are faced with the latter as Alistair Overeem has been forced to pull out of his heavily-anticipated bout with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160.
It was set to be a battle between the now former UFC Heavyweight Champion and the former K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion and Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, but according to a report from Ariel Helwani, Overeem has suffered a tear to his quad and will be out of action for at least a month.
In an interesting twist, Mark Hunt claims that he is uninjured after his rock ’em sock ’em fight with Stefan Struve and would be more than happy to fill in. If the UFC accepts we might just see Junior Dos Santos against a former K-1 World Grand Prix Champion yet.