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JDS Eyeing Spring Return, Wants Fight With Overeem


“He took some time off and is now back to training. We’re thinking about a fight around May or June, but there’s nothing set yet. The UFC has great athletes, the best, but a fight that we wanted to see is against Overeem. It was expected to happen before and didn’t. But they have great fighters in the UFC, so anything can happen. He will fight anyone they want. We have plans to spend some time in the U.S., seek new training. We need to continue to evolve. When an athlete thinks he knows everything, it’s the beginning of the end. We need to learn new techniques, so we plan to go to the U.S. to train wrestling and also train in other gyms in Brazil.”

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, has been sitting idle in Brazil since his failed attempt to regain his world title from Cain Velasquez.

According to a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, his coach, Luiz Dorea, believes the Brazilian will be ready for a fight come spring and if Alistair Overeem gets passed Mir, they want to Reem fight that previously eluded them.

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5 Comments to JDS Eyeing Spring Return, Wants Fight With Overeem

  1. garciagym says:

    Yes, this is what so some of us have been screaming at JDS to do since the title loss – focus on wrestling. Find Div. 1/ Olympic level training partners and grind those skills out. It’s the only way.

    • mike says:

      There’s nothing he could do to get on Cains level at this point. Nobody is beating Cain. Jds was the only guy that I was worried about facing Cain but after seeing him mauled for 46 minutes, I no longer need to worry about that.

      • unkle says:

        Overeem could win if he fights smart. He hasn’t been fighting smart in his last 2 fights; he didn’t keep his hands up against Bigfoot who he was dominating throughout the fight and he almost finished Browne, but he gassed out punching his head while he should’ve worked the body.
        Overeem CAN be the most dangerous fighter in heavyweight division, but as long as he fights smart and protect his chin.

        • some guy says:

          Fuck no he can’t overrated is all but done he should be cut from the UFC the guy is a cocky arrogant douche bag that talks a good game but can’t back it up

  2. b.one.z says:

    i’d rather see jds take on barnett or the winner or miocic/gonzaga. i just think reem’s got some work to do before getting a top 5 opponent.

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