Rematch! Mark Hunt calling for Alistair Overeem fight in UFC return

Mark Kolbe

Mark Hunt is still recuperating from injuries sustained against Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night 33, but "The Super Samoan" has made it known that he'd like to face Alistair Overeem when he finally does return to the Octagon.

Mark Hunt was last seen inside an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon at UFC Fight Night 33, when he fought Antonio Silva in arguably the greatest draw mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have ever seen.

Hunt shattered his hand in the five-round main event bloodbath and is currently in the midst of a six-month sit for his recovery. That didn't stop "The Super Samoan" from singling out the recently-victorious Alistair Overeem as someone he'd like another shot at.

From his chat with MMAkanvas.com:

"Rematches are always good. I’ve never lost a rematch with any fighter. I always like to avenge my losses, too. I saw Alistair in Japan (and) we were talking, he’s a nice guy but as a fighter, he’s got it over me, I’ve got to get it over this guy. It’s a match I’d like to have... the outcome won’t be the same."

The loss Hunt refers to happened in 2008 at DREAM 5, when the New Zealander lost to "The Reem" via submission. The defeat came in the middle of a six-fight skid Hunt endured (five losses came by way of submission) before rallying off four straight and earning a shot at Junior Dos Santos.

Hunt has called out Overeem before, asking for a bout with the Dutch heavyweight following recovery from surgery to repair his posterior crucial ligament (PCL) in 2012. He also made some less than flattering comments when the former K-1 and Strikeforce champion tested positive for elevated testosterone levels.

But would Overeem take on such a match-up?

Depending on who you ask, the answer may vary. Overeem claims an injury is why he won't currently take a fight against Dos Santos, while UFC President Dana White claims "The Reem" is ducking the former heavyweight champion (they were supposed to fight at UFC 160, but it never happened).

Regardless, if it does happen, Hunt claims things will differ this time around.

"It won’t be the same as the last time. He won last time so… "

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