For the second time in one year Alistair Overeem has to drop out of a scheduled fight with Junior Dos Santos. The first time around Overeem got popped for sky-high testosterone levels and was suspended for nine months. The most recently scheduled fight has been squashed with Overeem claiming to have a “slight quad tear” and is once again not able to compete at UFC 160 as scheduled.
Will the two heavyweight powerhouses ever step into the octagon as scheduled and give the fans a fight they have been waiting for? JDS MMA coach Luiz Dorea doesn’t seem to think so.
Luiz Dorea talked to sherdog.com and about Overeem’s issues that keep coming up before his fights with JDS.
“We’re not here to doubt, but it’s really strange. Cigano’s career does not depend on Overeem, but it’s the second time that the fight has been canceled. What cannot happen is for Cigano to be penalized for it…. Injured or not, Overeem won’t cause any setbacks for Cigano, who already had to start a camp and doesn’t want to go any longer without fighting. It seems that Overeem doesn’t want this fight…. I do not know about his low testosterone levels, but there’s something weird there. It is reported that there was an injury, which we have to believe. Overeem is a great athlete, but he has his problems. What will happen is that everyone who has a scheduled fight against Overeem will be [unsure if it will take place]. This is the second time that Cigano has prepared for this fight, and this requires dedication and money. This postponement will not obstruct Cigano’s plans to seek the title shot soon after this fight. What else can happen in July, August? Will there be another story, another problem with the lab, or an injury?… Overeem teases Cigano, and every time we get close to the fight, we do not know what happens. It’s a difficult situation.”
What do you think? Is this just a matter of circumstance? Odd timing? Or is there more to it? Do you think Overeem is dodging JDS? Only time will tell the truth, and I for one hope this fight does happen. Both of these guys have great stand up and would definitely put on a great fight. For the sake of us fans let’s hope this fight happens, and sooner than later.Tags: alistair overeem, JDS, Junir dos Santos, mma, MMA NEWS, ufc, UFC 160, ufc news