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Dana White: Alistair Overeem, not Mark Hunt, will fight Junior dos Santos next

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Mark Hunt will not be replacing Alistair Overeem against Junior dos Santos after all.

Less than a day after news broke that the much-anticipated UFC 160 heavyweight fight was canceled due to an Overeem injury, UFC president Dana White told that dos Santos and Overeem will happen at a later date.

"It's not gonna happen," White said when asked about the possibility of Hunt fighting dos Santos next. "JDS vs. Overeem will."

White said a date for the dos Santos vs. Overeem fight had yet to be determined.

Overeem announced on Thursday that he suffered a quadriceps tear, which will sideline him for four-to-five weeks.

On Wednesday, Hunt proclaimed he was "down" to fight dos Santos, if the UFC asked. Apparently, they will not.

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