HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: UFC Fighter Junior dos Santos speaks during the UFC on Fox: Velasquez v Dos Santos - Press Conference at W Hollywood on September 20, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
"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. 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 get a beating and I’m going to arrange that."
Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (via Tatame.com) recently compared former Strikeforce 265-pound titleholder Alistair Overeem to former UFC Middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen. Why? Because "Demolition Man" has been talking a lot of "crap" since getting sidelined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this year, presumably to keep himself "in the mix" while "Cigano" slugs it out against Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 in December. Dos Santos is willing to give "The Reem" a fight, but not because he thinks the Dutchman has earned a crack at the crown, rather, he wants to deliver a good old-fashioned Brazilian beatdown. Who else out there in MMA land wants to see it?