Many believe Alistair Overem should prove himself first or fight at least one more time to re-earn his number one statues due to his steroid debacle. UFC President Dana White confirmed that Alistair will be the number one contender post Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos.
“I think that’s fair. What we base number one contenders on is what happens inside the Octagon. As far as a popularity contest, we can look at everybody as a whole and see what they do outside of the cage, if a fighter is good or he isn’t. I don’t care what he does in his extracurricular activities, it’s what he is able to do inside of the Octagon. He was number one contender before the incident. Once he is available again, I don’t see why he doesn’t automatically skyrocket back up.”
The Reem comes back early 2013, giving plenty of time for the victor of Dos Santos vs Velasquez to recover and prepare for Alistair Overeem’s return.
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