Alistair Overeem shuts down talk of title shot

Alistair Overeem

Former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem picked up another first round finish at today’s UFC event in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Overeem took on submission specialist Aleksei Oleinik in the headliner of today’s UFC event. After a shaky start, “The Reem” would turn the tide with the utilization of some nasty knees which eventually caused Oleinik to hit the canvas. From there, Overeem would deliver some solid ground and pound which forced the referee to step in and call a stop to the contest.

The win marked Overeem’s second in a row, but after going 4-2 since his last title shot, Alistair says it is too soon to be talking about championship opportunities.

“I’m aiming for September. Fighting in September and then again later in the year. But after three wins we will start talking about the title,” Overeem said at the post fight press conferene from Saint Petersburg, Russia on Saturday afternoon (via MMAWeekly). “Not yet, it’s too soon.”

When Overeem does return to the octagon, he hopes to do so against Alexander Volkov who he was originally scheduled to fight at today’s event.

“To me, Alexander Volkov is still ranked somewhere there, we were supposed to fight tonight. I’m still looking for that fight. Let’s do that first and then we’ll figure out who comes after.”

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