Mark Hunt looks set to fight against Brazilian Fabricio Werdum in Perth next year after being cleared to fight by brain injury experts from America.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that the Kiwi UFC fighter has passed medical tests which will result in the lifting of the indefinite suspension he is under.
Hunt hasn't been allowed to enter the octagon since October, because of health fears, but the 43-year-old has been given the green light after a conference call with specialists at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.
"We've just had a conference call with the doctors in the States, who gave us the good news," Team Hunt manager Zen Ginnen told the Daily Telegraph.
"So it's all looking positive. The doctor said Mark scored well above average and that he's good to compete.
"So they'll ring the UFC now and let them know. We're just waiting on the UFC to clear him."
Hunt was stood down by the UFC after he admitted in an interview that he was slurring his words and losing his memory.
After reviewing the article, UFC officials decided to withdraw the 43-year-old for further testing, citing the interests of fighter safety and he was removed from the bill for a fight night in Sydney.
But a furious Hunt insists he has been cleared to fight by doctors and believes the real reason behind his removal is his current legal battle against the UFC, president Dana White and former opponent Brock Lesnar.
"I'm disappointed that I have been withdrawn from the fight, I have passed all medicals 2 days ago. And spent ($)100,000 on camp," Hunt said in a series of posts on Facebook.
"The truth is the legal case I have filed has caused me to be withdrawn.
The interview has been taken out of context and want to reassure all my fans, I slur my words only when I have a drink. I'm fit and healthy, and would have understood if the UFC requested a medical to ensure my safety, however this is total b……."
Hunt will compete, once the UFC give their official approval, at Perth Arena on February 11, at UFC 221.