Junior dos Santos: Overeem deserves a beating, and I'm going to arrange thatPosted on September 3, 2012, 11:25 AM by Mike Drahota
It appears that the trash talk of Alistair Overeem is still under Junior dos Santos' skin. Speaking in an interview with Tatame.com, dos Santos had a few strong words about the former top contender to his title who was found to have elevated levels of Testosterone last April prior to UFC 146. Feeling that Overeem has been ramping up his smack talk in order to campaign for another title shot, Cigano replied:
“I knew Velasquez was the contender, but if UFC wanted me to fight Overeem I’d gladly shut him up because he’s been saying a lot of crap, he’s been learning from Chael Sonnen. I’m tired of these guys who think they’re so big, so strong, so bad and that people will get frightened by them because they look bad. There’s no such thing anymore. We’re athletes and the winner will be the one who trains the most. That’s what I have to say about it.”
Dos Santos is slated to face Cain Velasquez in a rematch of their November bout lat year, where dos Santos first won the UFC Heavyweight title on the very first Fox show. Overeem will be suspended until late December, but was still hoping to fight for the title on the UFC's year-end show. However, UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta had earlier squashed those rumors, citing too much red tape to by bypassed before Overeem is even granted the right to fight by the NSAC. Regardless of his ill feelings towards Overeem, JDS feels Velasquez is the rightful competitor, but knows he will have his day against the hulking Overeem:
“I really told Dana White I’d love to fight Overeem. Beating Overeem, actually. That’s what’s going to happen when this bout actually happens. It would be a pleasure. From the way I see it, he didn’t deserve a title shot. Cain deserves it and that’s why we’re fighting. Overeem deserves to a beating and I’m going to arrange that."
Who are you rooting for once these two behemoths finally collide inside the Octagon?