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Overeem declined immediate title shot for Lesnar fight

If you are unaware of the monstrous heavyweight destroyer that is Alistair Overeem, you are in for a huge surprise as he vacates three heavyweight titles to join the UFC. Overeem tells MMAFighting that he was offered the winner of Velasquez vs Dos Santos, but was not looking to wait that long for his debut.

“I got offered to fight for the championship belt but that would mean I had to wait, because of course dos Santos is fighting Velasquez Nov. 12, it’s going to be a great fight, then probably these guys are going to need some healing time, relaxing time, so November plus six months, that will probably be May. I’m a fighter, I like to be active, so then some names came rolling out and Brock Lesnar was among them and I think it’s a dream match-up. The fans wants to see it; I want to see it. I’m very excited about this fight, so I immediately said yes.

Overeem also went on to explain that his contract makes him exclusive to the UFC meaning he will no longer be competing in K-1, Dream, or Strikeforce.

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