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02-26-2010, 03:52 AM
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| | Fedor Emelianenko Will Only Fight Alistair Overeem If He Passes Pre-Fight Drug Tests
Fedor Emelianenko Will Only Fight Alistair Overeem If He Passes Pre-Fight Drug Tests by Anton Tabuena on Feb 25, 2010 From Head Kick Legend (via MixFight.nl): |
M-1's Apy Echteld said that they were interested in fighting Overeem, however they would not fight unless Overeem was drug tested leading up to the fight. In response, Martijn de Jong from Overeem's team expressed his belief that Fedor deserves a shot at this Strikeforce title, and that they look forward to a potential fight.
Alistair Overeem's size has grew massively over the years since his days at light heavyweight, and naturally, it prompted unfounded steroid talk among the fans around the web. It is interesting to note though, that while M-1 seem hesitant here, they were more than willing to face Barnett who already had a documented history with steroids, although that and the cancellation of Affliction 3 could have also played a part in their decision.
According to M-1 officials, Fedor has Werdum up next this May, but a potential title fight against Overeem is still tentatively planned to happen in 2010. So I guess we'll have to wait and see if Mayweather/Pacquiao-like issues arise in trying to set up this match up. In the meantime, what's next for Alistair? Well Head Kick Legend has mentioned rumors of him participating in a K-1 Yokohama event, or in a Strikeforce bout against Brett Rogers.
Fedor Emelianenko Will Only Fight Alistair Overeem If He Passes Pre-Fight Drug Tests - Bloody Elbow
Good for Fedor, cuz I think Overeem'll probably piss dirty and there's no point wasting Fedor's time in another Barnett-esque fiasco when he could be fighting somebody who he can actually FIGHT.
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02-26-2010, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rivethead
This is a really poorly written article, but I've been disappointed with BE lately.
As far as Fedor's camp being "nervious" about fighting AO, I'm thinking they wasted a lot of time, effort and lots of money getting ready for the Barnett bout in Affliction, and they simply want to minimize risk of having shit blow up at the last minute again.
I don't think it has anything to do with the fighter, it has everything to do with the steroid issue.
Agreed. Plus, add the fact that Overeem has been screwing around with Strikeforce so much. I'm sure there are many things Fedor is concerned about in terms of fighting Overeem, and it clearly isn't the fighter.
Personally, I see Overeem getting knocked out or pounded out. I think Werdum has a better chance of catching Fedor in a submission than Overeem has of beating Fedor.
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