Mark Hunt Returns Next Year, Interested in Alistair Overeem Rematch Early in 2013

Former K-1 champion and current UFC heavyweight contender, Mark Hunt is interested in a rematch with Alistair Overeem early in 2013 after “The Reem” made it clear that the most important thing for him when he returns from suspension is fighting as soon as possible.

Hunt, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“If they’d like to get me a fight I’d like to get a rematch with Alistair Overeem, you know, when he comes back from his injury or from whatever, his hiatus. You know? I’d like to have my rematch with him. I’d be willing to fight next year so it doesn’t matter. If he gets a title shot, that’s good on him, so.”

Overeem was set to face Junior dos Santos for the title in May at UFC 146 but was pulled from the fight after his T:E ratio was as high as 14:1. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reduced the normal one-year term to nine months after great deliberation.

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