Junior Dos Santos: “Overeem Deserves a Beating”
STUDIO MMA, RIVERSIDE, CA – In recent months, UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has shown ill will towards Alistar Overeem. The champ even asked UFC president Dana White for Overeem next. However, dos Santos will have to defend his title for the second time against Cain Velasquez on December 29th at UFC 155.
After going through Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, Overeem was set to take on dos Santos at UFC 146. Though, Overeem failed an unexpected drug test and was suspended for a year. If dos Santos had it his way he would be Overeem’s welcome back fight.
In an exclusive interview with Tatame.com, dos Santos addresses the Overeem situation.
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.
Even though Velasquez is next up, dos Santos knows he’s destined to meet Overeem.
I knew Velasquez was the contender, but 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. 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.