Hunt, Overeem verbally agree to fight at UFC 209

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Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem have verbally agreed to a fight at UFC 209, ESPN's Brett Okamoto reports.

Hunt previously asked for drug testing provisions to be added to the contract. The 42-year-old last fought against Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 and originally lost via unanimous decision. However, the result was overturned when Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene, and Hunt has been advocating for stricter drug regulations since.

It appears that Hunt will refuse to fight anyone unless sanctions for failing a drug test are added to the contract, Ariel Helwani of reports.

Overeem last fought against Stipe Miocic at UFC 203 with the heavyweight championship on the line, but was knocked out via punches.

UFC 209 is slated to take place on March 9 in Las Vegas.

Hunt, Overeem verbally agree to fight at UFC 209
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