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 MMAFighting.com 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.