Junior Dos Santos was originally scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem in July, until Overeem pulled out of the bout with an injury. Dos Santos was excited to be fighting Overeem finally as their first bout had been cancelled after Overeem's positive test for a performance enhancing drug. Now Dos Santos seems to have moved passed Overeem and his excited for his bout with Mark Hunt:
“No, I’m not frustrated to be facing this guy. Alistair Overeem is…I have nothing to say about this guy. He pulled out one more time for the fight, so I have nothing to say about him. What I care now is about Mark Hunt. Mark Hunt is a really tough fighter, he hits very hard, so I have to take care of that. I think it’s going to be a good fight for the fans. I’m getting prepared in Brazil and I think I’m going to be a hundred percent on the day of the fight.”
Junior then reiterated that he’s not upset about not getting the rescheduled matchup Alistair next, but he did take the time to say what he thinks about the Dutch striker.
“I think this guy, like I said, I don’t have too much to say about him because he’s a joke. He says a lot of trash things and he’s a disrespectful guy. And I think their last fight, Bigfoot Silva, my friend Bigfoot Silva, put him in his place.”
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