Dos Santos Calls Overeem a Joke | UFC NEWS

March 21, 2013 10:46 am by Christopher Murphy

For the second time, Junior Dos Santos will not be fighting Alistair Overeem.  In 2012, “The Reem” failed a random pre-fight drug test, and now in 2013, he has pulled out of a match with JDS because of an injury.


“I think this guy,” said Dos Santos, “I don’t have too much to say about him because he’s a joke.  He says a lot of trash things and he’s a disrespectful guy.  And I think their last fight, Bigfoot Silva, my friend Bigfoot Silva put him in his place…  [Overeem] love media.  He love[s] to talk trash.  Win the fight inside the cage, not outside the cage.  He don’t win the fight with talk.  He’s a trash guy.”


Dos Santos reiterated his stance on Overem while looking forward to the Dutch fighter’s replacement, Mark Hunt.  He said, “Alistair Overeem is… I have nothing to say about this guy.  He pulled out one more time for the fight, so I have nothing to say about him.  What I care now is about Mark Hunt.  Mark Hunt is a really tough fighter, he hits very hard, so I have to take care of that.  I think it’s going to be a good fight for the fans.”


While the much-anticipated match between JDS and Alistair Overeem will have to wait indefinitely, fans can take solace in the guaranteed heavy-hitting fight between Dos Santos and Mark Hunt.  The two are set to face off at UFC 160 on May 25 in a fight to determine the number one contender at heavyweight.

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