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Saturday, 04/14/2012, 05:52 pm

Dana White Kills #RallyForMarkHunt Campaign | It's Not Going To Happen

Everyone has been clamoring for Mark Hunt to get a title shot against Junior dos Santos in the event Alistair Overeem cannot get a license to fight.

The “#RallyForMarkHunt” campaign sparked on twitter has taken over the MMA landscape and gotten a ton of steam behind it, but none of it matters because UFC president, Dana White isn’t even open to the possibility.

Here is what he said at tonight’s UFC on FUEL TV post fight press conference:

“They can keep rallying. It ain’t going to happen… I have apologized and praised Mark Hunt for what he’s accomplished in the situation he was in. And I think this fight with Struve is a good fight for him. If he beats Struve, he’ll break in and start fighting some of the top five heavyweights in the world. Anything can happen in a fight, but in all reality, it’s not fair to Mark Hunt either, to throw the guy right in there with Junior Dos Santos for a title shot. The guy worked his way up, he beats Struve, he fights somebody in the top five. I guarantee you this, he beats Struve, his next fight will be someone in the top five that can get him closer to that title shot.”


53 Responses to “Dana White Kills #RallyForMarkHunt Campaign | It's Not Going To Happen”

  1. BirdCityButcher says:

    Dana is a fat bald muffin top

  2. Dick Diaz says:

    is it fair to give Akiyama better competition fight after fight after fight after fight after fight….

  3. LJ says:

    No, Dana is just smarter than you and every other idiot out there that wanted Hunt to fight Jr. He would get killed. Facts are facts, stupid.

  4. BirdCityButcher says:

    listen here foreskin im a huge JDS fan. i dont even like mark hunt that much but who the fuck else deserves a title shot in HW. throw velasquez or Mir in and then the card is completely ruined. overeem is a cheat and has been for years. theres no other fights that makes sense right now at HW.

  5. The Godfather says:

    Good, I’m tired of seeing Hunt’s unintelligent tweets.

  6. Jb says:

    Lol finally!!!! Mark is a great guy but he has to fight his way into title contention. Love to see jds kill bones.

    • BirdCityButcher says:

      absolutely Bones has no business at LHW i think Daniel cormier (if he wins the SF HWGP) and JDS would make a good fight but cormier just like the rest of the HW division in UFC isnt ready. except mir or velasquez but i wanna see that fight happen first

  7. Harmz King says:

    Unfortunately, I have to agree with Dana. But unless he chucks Mir in Overeems place, who else is he gonna chuck in? He told Mir to get ready to face Brock right after he beat Big Nog when Overeem was in doubt to fight him. So logically it makes sense. I would rather see Hunt in there though.

  8. True that says:

    Might just have to wait till mark hunt does get his opportunity then start watching UFC again.brock lesnar just had near 3 fights in MMA and got his the end of the day Dana white cares bout making that money off shit show fights.

  9. borg says:

    Thanks 8ball for killing that rumor before i pay for the ppv, i almost waist $50+ to watch a cheating bastard fighting JDS. The Reem wins we riot lol

  10. Drew says:

    It’s mma anything can happen and I respect that statement and believe its true. However the best way to sale the mark hunt campaign is… The UFC will get mad buys on that ppv… People love hunt and people love Jds it could be a 5 rounder(probably not) or just a slugfest out of the gate… I bet Jds would take the fight out of respect and love for the sport it’s just a win win and there really is no negative to it

  11. Fedor says:

    As long I’m not fighting anyone. I’m not what I used to be and would get crushed in UFC. Hunt is not ready. Mir is the only logical choice.

  12. Okay, so Mark Hunt, who has been fighting MMA for years, and was a champion kickboxer before that, can’t get a title shot, but Brock Lesner was around for only a couple of years, LOST his first fight, only won two fights, and was given a shot at Randy Couture for the title. Explain to me how that shit makes sense. Then disappears, reappears, and loses the title rather pathetically, only to disappear again. What does Brock do after that, dust his knees off and tries again? NO. He ditches MMA altogether and goes back to the fake-ass BS WWE that he hated on for so long after he left the first time. Mark Hunt is a MMA fighter and a damn good one. Brock Lesner was nothing more than a publicity stunt that flopped as fast as it started. Explain to me how this is far Dana?

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      Correction. He didn’t even win two fights in a row before he got the shot. He lost to Mir in a minute in a half. Comes back and beats Herring by decision, then fought Couture. I’m pretty sure Herring wasn’t a top five at the time, so I think Dana’s rant about Hunt beating Struve and then being able to fight top five guys is complete bullshit. Agree with you 100%, Barnett.

    • Bryce says:

      Brock would destroy Hunt. Brock is an NCAA div 1 champion. If he didn’t get sick he would probably still be UFC world champion Hunt is an out of shape guy with a punchers chance

  13. Spf says:

    MR Dana white… Does it make sense having Sinnen fighting AS after his loss and his drug test? Is it fair to make one stupid fight against Stann and is again fighting for the belt?

  14. lee says:

    why do people shit on Dana ?? he won’t talk shit or take shit he s a feckin great guy !! why all the hostility !! he deserves respect for being honest !! more than most people are !! keep it up !! you may be bald ( but so am I ) and your a feckin leg end !!! total respect , some people have no clue !!!!

  15. CW says:

    Just throw Hendo in since nothing else makes sense at the moment. He’d come in at 206

  16. Brend0magic says:

    I think Reem will still be able to fight for some reason.

  17. Flex monkey funker says:

    cool fight <a href="" I like Cormier to fake an injury then slide in josh Barnett. One roid monkey subs for another…elegant.

  18. Luciano toledo says:

    You guys are all wrong for saying that stuff about Dana, hes right, you cant throw someone into the ring of fire just like that. He hasnt fought any top hvy weights either and it would be unfair for those who have been doing well like Mir ect. Just like Dan Hardy

  19. I have said it all along says:

    You wanna see a good fight let’s see a catch weight bout between JDS and Jose Aldo that would be fireworks!!!

  20. Spf says:

    Bombereem should fight JdS but not for the belt!!! He can never hold any belt!

  21. SGrulez1 says:

    You can tell that Dana is REALLY banking on Overeem to find a loophole and be able to fight, which is bullshit. I wanna see Overeem fight, but he doesn’t deserve it. If it gets down to the wire and Overeem, Cain, Mir, and Hunt arent fighting for the title, who is it going to be?

  22. BirdCityButcher says:

    and by law nick doesnt have to say shit to NSAC about being a cardholder. its between him and his doctor.

  23. fuk you dana white says:

    what a load of bullshit. how many fights did overeem have before becoming champ? they need to get rid of you ,

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      I mean he has 3 HW Belts…

      I wasn’t sure so I looked it up and Anderson Silva only had ONE FIGHT (with the Crippler) before challenging Rich Franklin for his belt. So this isn’t uncommon.

  24. A.James says:

    Brock did hooked up with a title shot very early in his career as a fighter BUT it’s a different organization today. Hunt will get his shot with 2 more wins. Until then let’s wait up and see what Dana has cooking for the PPV. Hopefully he doesn’t let Overeem fight.

  25. Pijan says:

    Brock got a title shot early because there is a difference between a washed up almost 50 year old Randy Couture and a young in his prime knock out machine JDS. Had Brock had to fight JDS for the title, the Brock experiment would of been killed a lot sooner. If Dana is saying this fight isn’t going to happen, wait a week, and if he’s still saying the same thing, this PPV is fucked.

  26. Din mamma says:


    We still want to se the figt with Overeem and JDS

  27. saiasaka says:

    I think Dana is right on this; ok he have three victory but look his last opponent… Cheik Kongo… you can’t get a tittle shot after beating Cheik Kongo… he’s not a good fighter; look at his fight against Mitrione; boring

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