Feb 1, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Frank Mir (red gloves) fights Alistair Overeem (blue gloves) during UFC169 at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Dana White: Alistair Overeem turned down fight with Junior Dos Santos


Last night, on UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani broke some big news to MMA fans from the mouth of the UFC president, Dana White. Apparently, UFC Heavyweight, Alistair Overeem, turned down a fight with former UFC Heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. The men were set to meet twice already, but failed drug tests and injuries have derailed the previous bouts.

Now, Dana White is saying that Overeem is ‘hiding’ from Junior Dos Santos:

Clearly, Overeem is not on Dana’s good side as of now. After losing two straight by vicious KO, Overeem got back in the win column against Frank Mir at UFC 169. Why it may not have been the most exciting bout, it was certainly a dominant performance by Overeem. Dana White, however, was unimpressed and called Overeem’s performance ‘crappy’.

Of course, anytime Dana White says a fighter turns down a fight, it is in hopes that the media circus will forget the extenuating circumstances and simply bash the fighter for not taking the fight. Before we become so brash and question Overeem, he has this to say on Twitter last night:

Evidently White may just be upset that Overeem is not taking the fight when the boss wants him to, but that does not mean it can’t happen down the line.

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