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Mark Hunt Likely To Become Next Contender To UFC Heavyweight Title With Win Over Junior Dos Santos

UFC president Dana White offered up some insight to what may happen in May, saying that a knockout win by Mark Hunt over Junior dos Santos would likely secure “The Super Samoan” a future UFC title shot.

“It’s crazy to say, but if he knocks Junior dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line,” said White, following a press conference earlier this week.

Hunt (9-7) has won four straight, including a recent finish of Stefan Struve to move into the Top-10 of the UFC’s heavyweight rankings.

Dos Santos, a former UFC champion, was scheduled to meet Alistair Overeem at UFC 160, but an injury knocked Overeem out. Hunt offered to step in, then declined, then accepted the fight after talking with White.

If Hunt can find a way to defeat dos Santos, I’ll eat crow and admit he deserves a title fight.

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