I don't believe him after the FIRST SENTENCE:
I respectfully withdrew from the May 26 event so that I can request a continuance until my situation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission is resolved.
Early this week THIS came out:
| The decision to remove Alistair Overeem from next week’s bout with Junior Dos Santos was not the Dutchman’s. Overeem’s team had been “one hundred per cent” confident that he would be able to get a license for the UFC 146 title shot against Junior Dos Santos.
Straight Up fucking Lying!