Reem: 'We’re going to try to get licensed sooner'


UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem was denied a license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his fight against Champion Junior dos Santos in Las Vegas in May. The Dutchman cannot apply again for a license with the Commission until December 27, 2012.

That would theoretically make him elegible for a UFC event planned around the New Year. However, the UFC will not promote a fighter who is under suspension. Undeterred, Overeem is still pursuing a fight on the card.

“That’s my goal," said Overeem in a recent interview. "I know that the UFC will not promote me on their card as long as I’m not licensed. That being said, we’re going to try to get licensed sooner and I’m confident that I will succeed."

“The last few months have actually been calm media-wise, which was good. I moved to Miami. I’m full-time here now and I got all settled there. I’m still training, always training, always improving my game."

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cheesesteak site profile image  

7/19/12 9:00 AM by cheesesteak

how the hell does he expect to do that?

stonepony site profile image  

7/19/12 6:49 AM by stonepony

You think you're too cool for school, but I've got a news flash for you Walter Cronkite... You aren't.

DeadlySideCheckKick site profile image  

7/19/12 5:42 AM by DeadlySideCheckKick

Yeah and I'm going to try and fuck Kate Upton but it isn't going to happen.

LastRowCarl site profile image  

7/19/12 5:29 AM by LastRowCarl

Your moms a lab experiment

stonepony site profile image  

7/19/12 4:40 AM by stonepony

"we knew he was juicin before the fight"Fighter bashing... *derp*Yes, we did know. So what are you crying about now? He got busted for being the cheater that everybody already knew he was.Without cheating, Overoids was built like Brandon Vera and being knocked out left and right. He wouldn't even be in pro-MMA today if he were not a cheater.

LastRowCarl site profile image  

7/19/12 4:18 AM by LastRowCarl

Fighter bash imo

stonepony site profile image  

7/19/12 4:13 AM by stonepony

You're right. Forest is a human being. And Overoids is a giant walking lab experiment.

LastRowCarl site profile image  

7/19/12 3:49 AM by LastRowCarl

Hey now.. Lets not point fingers here.. Hes no forrest griffin now... At least we knew he was juicin before the fight and not after

TopGrinder site profile image  

7/19/12 1:24 AM by TopGrinder

I'm glad this hiccup is not keeping reem from the UFC. Even tho he is a roiding cheating fuck I am a fan of him as I want to see him compete with the best. Reem has a calm demeanor and is quite well spoken for a fighter. Hopefully he can talk his way into a fight sooner than later. He just gotta play the commission game and kiss the right ass.