After the news dropped about Overeem a Twitter campaign to get super fan favorite Mark Hunt to take Overeem's spot took place. This movement got so much push that even Michael "The Voice" Schiavello mentioned it during his guest spot on MMAJUNKIE radio and Ariel Helwani talked about it on his Twitter and MMAHOUR. It does not seem as if this push will get Hunt the title shot but it was good to see his fans really stepping up. Hunt is set to fight Stefan Struve on the UFC 146 card.
Frank Mir was then rumored heavily to take the vacent spot. While is seemed make sense UFC President Dana White tweeted "Mir vs Cain will happen" to end that rumor. I still believe that Antonio "Big Foot" Silva will be getting that shot, but only time will tell.
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Mark Hunt vs Stefan Struve