UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos made it clear he was eager to get his hands on Alistair Overeem after “The Demolition Man” decided to insult him repeatedly leading up to a December title-defense against Cain Velasquez. And, after losing their most recent rumbles, it looked like Dos Santos would finally have a chance to get his hands on the hard-hitting Dutchman.
However, Overeem ultimately pulled out of their planned pairing due to injury, leaving JDS to meet Mark Hunt on May 25 at UFC 160. Though it might seem like the change would disappoint Dos Santos, the former champion recently told MMAFightCorner he could care less at Overeem at this point.
“Alistair Overeem is…I have nothing to say about this guy. He pulled out one more time for the fight, so I have nothing to say about him. What I care now is about Mark Hunt. Mark Hunt is a really tough fighter, he hits very hard, so I have to take care of that. I think it’s going to be a good fight for the fans. I’m getting prepared in Brazil and I think I’m going to be a hundred percent on the day of the fight.”
“I think this guy, like I said, I don’t have too much to say about [Overeem] because he’s a joke. He says a lot of trash things and he’s a disrespectful guy. And I think their last fight, Bigfoot Silva, my friend Bigfoot Silva, put him in his place.”
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