A heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos was in the works, but an injury forced Alistair Overeem to pull out of their UFC 160 fight. News began to spread that Mark Hunt was looking to accept the bout, but Dana White claimed Hunt turned it down due to nagging training injuries. However, Hunt would reply via Twitter, saying he never declined such a fight.
Hunt would say:
“I have never turned down a fight and even when I was injured I had to force myself not to fight your general fears no man but the almighty.”