Junior Dos Santos is no longer interested in fighting Alistair Overeem.
The two were supposed to meet at UFC 126 but the former K-1, DREAM and Strikeforce champion was caught in an antidoping test carried out by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was removed from the event.
Since then, Cigano made comments to the effect that he would rather not fight âan opponent made in a laboratory,â with Overeem responding by saying Dos Santos was âafraidâ of facing him in the Octagon.
Now Dos Santos says that he feels âavengedâ by fellow Brazilian heavyweight Antonio âBigfootâ Silva, who knocked Overeem out in the third round of their fight earlier this year. Dos Santos says he no longer has any desire to fight the Dutchman.
âBigfoot put him on his place. I no longer feel the wish to face him but I fight whomever the UFC puts in front of me. I will train aiming that guy and to be very well prepared to win,â Dos Santos told Terra.
âThe limited fighters, guys who donât believe in themselves, who donât dedicate to the training and donât take it seriously are the ones who make it to call for attention. They do it to hype themselves.
âItâs not that he [Overeem] is bad. He is an excellent fighter and he has great accomplishments in his career. You see [Chael] Sonnen making controversial statements as well but Iâm not saying anything bad about him.
âHave you see Sonnen? He is an excellent athleteâŠ but he is better as a commentator.â
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