UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos has been getting wind of what the K-1 Grand Prix winner, Alistair Overeem has been saying about him and it doesn’t sit well.
“If UFC wanted me to fight Overeem I’d gladly shut him up because he’s been saying a lot of crap, he’s been learning from Chael Sonnen,” said dos Santos in an exclusive interview with TATAME.
With Overeem’s numerous acclaims, Dos Santos has heard from all angles that Overeem may be his biggest test to date. The champ however does not agree.
“I’m tired of these guys who think they’re so big, so strong, so bad and that people will get frightened by them because they look bad. There’s no such thing anymore. We’re athletes and the winner will be the one who trains the most. That’s what I have to say about it.”
Usually seen jovial, the champ is not playing ‘Nice Guy’ anymore on the subject of Alistair Overeem.
“I really told Dana White I’d love to fight Overeem. Beating Overeem, actually. That’s what’s going to happen when this bout actually happens. It would be a pleasure. From the way I see it, he didn’t deserve a title shot. Cain deserves it and that’s why we’re fighting. Overeem deserves to a beating and I’m going to arrange that.”
In order for the grudge fight to take place, JDS will need to get past former champ Cain Velasquez once again at UFC 155 in Vegas on Dec. 29.