Overeem Says Dos Santos Was Happy Last Bout Didn't Happen And When Confronted He Pretended Not To Speak English | UFC News

August 7, 2012 11:15 pm by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister
Alistair Overeem comments while appearing on UFC Tonight.

Overeem firstly commented on the UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos and discussed a conversation he had with the Champion.

“I think he’s afraid to fight me. He was happy that the last fight on May 26 didn’t happen against us. I approached him at the UFC Fighter Summit in Vegas and said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s prove something to the world and lets fight.’ Then he suddenly acted like he didn’t understand English and how he wants to fight Cain first. The fact of the matter is, I’m the number-one heavyweight in the world and if he wants to be the number-one heavyweight, he has to come through me.”

The last bout between Overeem and Dos Santos was derailed due to Overeem being tested following a press conference  and the results revealing an elevated testosterone level. He then had his licence suspended for nine months, however this time around Overeem thinks he will have no problem getting his licence.

“My manager and I have a good relationship with the (Nevada State Athletic) Commission and we’re taking all steps necessary and following all the rules, and I don’t expect any problems to get my license from the commission when the time comes.”

Dos Santos recently called out Overeem saying ‘I Want To Knock Him Out And I Want To Knock Him Out Now’ Overeem admits he is amused by all the Champions talking.

“First he wants to fight Cain [Velasquez] and now me. Talk all you want. Come into the Octagon. I will immediately say yes. Give me and the fans what they want. But he’s expecting that fight not to happen. I would welcome that fight and want it to happen. I would say yes every time to that fight.”

He then finished off by making a plea to Dos Santos to accept the bout with him and not Cain Velasquez.

“Junior, give me and the fans and the UFC what they want. You’ve already fought Cain. That would just be another win. But a win over me would give you the number-one spot. Without a win over me, they’ll always question your championship. So bring it to the table, my friend.”

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