Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dos Santos Will Still Fight Overeem But Feels Fight Would Be Unfair

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos discussed Alistair Overeem's failed drug test this week and although he is open to still fighting Overeem at UFC 146 if the fight can somehow still happen, he explains why he feels it's an unfair fight:

“If the athletic commission and the UFC want I'll fight him. I am a fighter and will be there to fight, but it is sure to be a disrespect to MMA and how serious is this sport. This will also be unfair, it will be unfair to me. I've never used these devices to gain strength. I think the right would do blood tests on fighters as is done in the Olympics, not the urine, since the blood is easier to detect these illegal substances. We want to know who the best really. No use to be the best liar. Being a world champion making false use of a lot of drugs, that's not being champion. I can clearly say that I am the champion without ever having the use of any illegal artifice in order to get there. I favor more rigorous tests to assess whether someone is doped. It has to be a clean sport and these tests should occur more surprises. If Overeem is more aggressive and stronger the more he will resist blows and it will be difficult for me. If I lose will be unfair. He will not have fought better than I have fought doped.”

Dos Santos talked about Overeem's career and who he feels is the toughest fight for him in the UFC Heavyweight division:

“I find it curious he won three belts without ever having been caught doping in right away and ends up being caught in the UFC. It would be a good challenge for me, but my biggest challenge I went for the title against Cain. He is the most outstanding and would be a great challenge for me. The Overeem would be a good challenge, but it would be my biggest challenge. He fails the fitness and speed. He frightens the uninitiated, but who knows what being a fighter knows he would not be my most difficult opponent. We always say that the next challenge will be more difficult to prepare even more, but do not think Overeem would be my biggest challenge.”

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