Junior dos Santos: Alistair Overeem ‘is a better talker than a fighter’
Alistair Overeem was supposed to fight the former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos twice, but both times he cancelled the fight. Now Overeem said JDS was a "gatekeeper".
Junior dos Santos is recovering after surgery and is it expected he would be back in October or November this year. In the meantime he laughed at Overeem's recent statements.
"I have to smile because this guy… He knows I’m hurt and that’s why he’s saying these things," dos Santos said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "I’m injured and I can’t fight right now and that’s why he’s saying this kind of things. I really think he wants to promote himself. I wanna see him saying these things when I’m 100 percent again. I think he’s going to be quiet again."
"But of course, I don’t pick opponents," he continued. "If the UFC wants me to fight him, I will fight him and I will be glad to face him. We were supposed to fight twice and both of the times didn’t happen because something happened with him."