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| | Reem: JDS is afraid of me, pretended not to speak English
Reem: JDS is afraid of me, pretended not to speak English
Reem: JDS is afraid of me, pretended not to speak English - Mixed Martial Arts News Velasquez thinks UFC champ Dos Santos getting caught up in Overeem's trash talk
"I think he's afraid to fight me. He was happy that the last fight on May 26 didn't happen against us. I approached him at the UFC Fighter Summit in Vegas and said, 'Let's do it. Let's prove something to the world and lets fight.' Then he suddenly acted like he didn't understand English and how he wants to fight Cain first. The fact of the matter is, I'm the number-one heavyweight in the world and if he wants to be the number-one heavyweight, he has to come through me."
"First he wants to fight Cain [Velasquez] and now me. Talk all you want. Come into the Octagon. I will immediately say yes. Give me and the fans what they want. But he's expecting that fight not to happen. I would welcome that fight and want it to happen. I would say yes every time to that fight."
"Junior, give me and the fans and the UFC what they want. You've already fought Cain. That would just be another win. But a win over me would give you the number-one spot. Without a win over me, they'll always question your championship. So bring it to the table, my friend."
"As a champion, you really can't pick and choose who you fight," Velasquez told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "You're supposed to fight the No. 1 contender." |
Velasquez and his camp now wait to hear from the UFC on whether he'll fight Dos Santos, as he was earlier told.
"I haven't heard back," he said. "We're just in the same boat right now. We have these feelings that we think we should fight for the title, and hopefully it all works out."
This past Saturday, UFC President Dana White relayed a conversation with Dos Santos (15-1 MMA, 9-0 UFC) in which the heavyweight champ said he didn't want Velasquez (10-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) to be his next fight. Instead, he wanted Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who had been talking trash.
White indicated that Dos Santos' status as champion might give him the pull to make the fight happen. He also cautioned that he had to talk to Velasquez and that the switch was hardly a done deal.
Still, the comments prompted the normally low-key Velasquez to go to the media.
"[Dos Santos] would rather fight [Overeem], but what's fair is fair," he said. "We just have to plead our case."
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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