Dana White Doesn't Believe Alistair Overeem’s Nagging Injury Claims
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.13.2014
If it was Brock Lesnar, it would be a different story...
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White responded to the claims from Alistair Overeem that injuries were the reason he had to turn down two different offers to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. White spoke about Overeem's injury claims to reporters at a media luncheon on Thursday in Las Vegas. Below are some highlights.
White on Overeem's apparent rib injury: "I have a feeling this rib injury is going to last as long as it takes for dos Santos to get another opponent. That's what I'm willing to bet. This is going to be the longest rib injury ever. As soon as we get dos Santos a fight that rib is going to heal right up."
White on why Overeem should be looking to fight Junior dos Santos: "You say you want to be the best in the world? You want to be the world champion? This is the No. 1 guy. This is the guy. This is the f—ing gatekeeper. You beat this guy, nobody is going to question you...[Overeem] marches his f—ing ass in here. Tells us how much he's worth. He's worth all this money, he's the best heavyweight in the world, he's going to be the champion, and he doesn't want to f—ing fight anybody. I bet you his f—ing rib wouldn't be hurting if we got Brock Lesnar, bet you his rib would be fine…did anybody hear anything about a rib injury until I offered him dos Santos two different ways? You guys come to whatever conclusion you want to on that, I know what the truth is."