Saturday, July 2, 2022

Carwin: Overeem Told Me He Would Be In The UFC Before 2012

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Despite contract issues that forced him out of the Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, Alistair Overeem will still likely work under the Zuffa banner, and if a conversation between himself and UFC stand out Shane Carwin are any indication, 'Reem may be butting heads with the UFC's finest sooner rather than later.

Carwin posted on the UG about his encounter with Overeem this week:

“I had a chance to speak with him at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas (no we were not the big and tall models) and he said that he and Dana were close to a deal and he would likely be in the UFC before 2012. I think he would make a great addition to the roster.

When I decided that I was going to try for the UFC the HWT division was not nearly as stacked as it is today. The up and coming guys have tons of talent and heart and the top of the division is full of super talented guys. I am excited about all of the potential fights. I have gone to war with many of these guys in my mind and I can't wait for an opportunity to hit and be ht by them.”

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