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With #1 UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem failing a pre-fight drug test, the whole world is rallying behind Mark Hunt to take his place and taking on division champion Junior Dos Santos.
With heavyweight #1 contender Alistair Overeem failing a surprise drug test, the main event fight against Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight championship at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is likely off.
The obvious choice to replace Overeem was Frank Mir, until UFC president Dana White confirmed that his fight against Cain Velasquez was still on.
Fans are dying to see a certain “Super Samoan” slide right into the void. Mark Hunt also has a rally going for him on Twitter. A few of the more defiant fans have even suggested Dan Henderson.
Henderson even said on Twitter he would accept the match-up if it was offered.
Steroid user talks Alistair Overeem and UFC fighters doing PEDs.
With Alistair Overeem testing positive for elevated testosterone levels, the questioned remained on who would replace him and face heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos in the main event of UFC 146. Frank Mir seemed to be the obvious pick since he was already fighting on the card.
Frank Mir is scheduled to fight Cain Velasquez on the same UFC 146 card that was supposed to see Alistair Overeem challenge Junior Dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title, so it would have be an easy switch to make. But UFC president Dana White has shot down the idea.
Well all know by now that Alistair Overeem has failed his UFC 146 pre-fight drug test. NickTheFace has put up the trailer for the fight eventhough there is a chance it may be cancelled.
UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos, has broken the silence and talked about Alistair Overeem’s failed UFC 146 pre-fight drug test.
“I am professional and I’m champion without ever having used anything for better performance when you guys see me fighting that’s really me” said Dos Santos.
Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva all passed last week’s random drug exam.
“About what happened to Overeem I don’t know anything more than you guys know and for me It’s between him and the Nevada Athletic Commission, I know a lot about me that’s it!”
Still no word on who will replace Overeem to challenge “Cigano” on May 26th, former champion Frank Mir has emerged as the early favorite.
UFC heavyweight #1 contender, Alistair Overeem, talks about his upcoming fight against division champion, Junior Dos Santos.
UFC 146 heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will take on Alistair Overeem in the main event of the night. Also on the card is another highly anticipated heavyweight battle between Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez.
UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. talks about his upcoming fight against #1 contender Alistair Overeem.
UFC 146: DANA WHITE TALKS OVEREEM VS. DOS SANTOS, ROY NELSON, EXPANSION, UFC BRAZIL, AND MORE (VIDEO)
UFC president Dana White talks about the UFC 146 main event between Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos, Roy Nelson making 205 lbs, the promotion’s expansion, UFC Brazil and more.
UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will meet #1 contender and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 146 on May 26, 2012 in Las Vegas.
UFC heavyweight #1 contender, Alistair Overeem, talks about signing with Authentic Sports Management and Blackzilians, his upcoming fight against Junior Dos Santos in May, and more.
UFC heavyweight #1 contender Alistair Overeem has officially become the latest member of the “Blackzilians.”
“Since my split (with Golden Glory), I was taking care of my own training camp, and it’s not easy to get people come to Holland to train ahead of your fight. Flying people in from around the world is not ideal, so I knew I needed a base where I can always go when I need proper training. I found that place in South Florida” said Overeem
“It’s very important, my fight preparation against Brock [Lesnar] was far from optimal with a lot of things going on which needed my personal attention. If you want to perform at the highest level you should only focus on training and with this step I can do so. That means everything in this championship fight.”
Overeem believes the star-studded cast at Imperial Athletics in Boca Raton will be able to provide him with what he needs for his UFC 146 title fight against champion Junior Dos Santos.
UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will take on former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in May. Check out this fan made trailer.
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta has announced that UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will defend his title against number one contender and former Strikeforce champion, Alistair Overeem, on May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dos Santos captured the title on the first UFC on FOX card in November, knocking out Cain Velasquez in the first round. Prior to that he’d defeated the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Roy Nelson and Mirko Cro Cop inside the octagon.
Overeem made his octagon debut a month later on the UFC 141 card in Las Vegas, stopping former champion Brock Lesnar in the first round via TKO.