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    Overeem responds to Dana White, claims injury to Jon Jones was 'freak accident'
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    In White's assessment, it "doesn't make sense" for Jones to be training with a kickboxing specialist who outweighs him by more than a few pounds, when he's going to be taking on a smaller, stockier wrestler.

    So why was "Bones" training with "The Reem?"

    Because that's what training partners do, says Oveeem, who told MMA Junkie that the unfortunate accident is something that just happens in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).

    His words:

    "This was just one of those freak accidents on a takedown. Listen, I was looking forward to that fight. Everybody was looking forward to that fight. Jon Jones was looking forward to it. Accidents happen. There’s no fault to blame. What is he doing training with me? We’re in the same gym. We’re teammates. We have lunch (together) and we drive around together."

    And as far as the recent allegations from past teammate Anthony Johnson and current Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA stablemate Andrei Arlovski, who both claim the towering Dutchmen hurts everyone he trains with, Alistair vehemently denies it.

    "There was no intent (to hurt him). There’s always something you can say. Sometimes it’s best to say nothing and it is what it is. That’s just my two cents."
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    I never understood the criticism anyway. Reem is tall and Jones undoubtedly had a hard time with Gustafsson's length as well as kickboxing.
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer

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    Jon Jones training with Alistair makes perfect sense if you ask me... from what I've seen out of Jackson/Winklejohn is that everyone has a great relationship with Overeem. Watch The Countdown show or any vids of them all together hanging out for proof, those guys have a blast.
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    Is Dana seriously asking why he was training with AO? Maybe it wasn't even to prepare for the fight with DC, maybe he just wanted to test himself against a larger striker. Put himself in situations hes not accustomed to so that when the day comes hes ready or at least feels more comfortable. I personally cant stand JJ but the only way to ever get better, especially in MMA, is to continue to push yourself and your training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    I think it was more of a "he's fighting a short wrestler, why is he training with Overeem?" type situation rather then a shot at overeem himself. At least on Dana's end. Rumble and Arlovski, thats a whole different can of worms.
    Personally I think Rumble just doesnt like AO and is lobbying for that fight to the best of his ability. With Overeem sitting at 210 pounds according to his twitter, I'd say if he gets out of the fight vs Rothwell relatively unscathed, a drop to LHW may be imminent. Rumble vs Reem at 205 is the fight to make considering Gus said he needs another win and respectfully declined his call out.

    Rumble vs Reem at 205 could get nasty
    "I leave this as a declaration of intent, so no one will get confused. 1: Si vis pacum para bellum. Latin. If you want peace, prepare for war. 2: Frank Castle is dead. He died with his family. 3: In certain extreme situations, the law is inadequate. In order to shame its inadequacies, it is necessary to act outside the law. To pursue natural justice. This isn't vengeance. Revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response. No, not vengeance. Punishment "

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    I hope Jones realizes that he may have to fight Overeem one day. They claim its a freak accident , it probably was, but this injury could benifit Overeem in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyDeluxe View Post
    Personally i think Rumble just doesnt like AO and is lobbying for that fight to the best of his ability. With Overeem sitting at 210 pounds according to his twitter, I'd say ifhe gets out of the fight vs Rothwell relatively unscathed, a drop to LHW may be imminent. Rumble vs Reem at 205 is the fight to make considering Gus said he needs another win and respectfully declined his call out.

    Rumble vs Reem at 205 could get nasty
    A battle between two of the biggest front-runners in mma. The dudes are absolutely devastating until it gets tough on them then they wilt.
    And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
    And the microphone smells like a beer

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    Dana needs to shut the fuck up sometimes and stop throwing fighters under the bus to suit his uber ego.

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