Report: White Says Overeem’s Rib Will “Heal Right Up” as Soon as JDS is Booked For Fight
By FCF Staff
Alistair Overeem says an injury and holidays are why he’s passed on booking his next bout, but UFC President Dana White continues to insist the heavyweight is avoiding Junior dos Santos.
Earlier in the week White reported to “UFC Tonight” that Overeem has passed on two opportunities to fight dos Santos, and accused him of “hiding” from the former champ. Although Overeem took to Twitter to say he’s injured and not “running from anyone”, White has taken another shot at the feared striker.
According to a follow up report from MMA Fighting.com, White had this to say about Overeem, while talking to the media Thursday.
“I have a feeling this rib injury is going to last as long as it takes for dos Santos to get another opponent,” White said. “That’s what I’m willing to bet. This is going to be the longest rib injury ever. As soon as we get dos Santos a fight that rib is going to heal right up.”
Overeem is coming off a one sided, decision win over Frank Mir at UFC 169, but after the bout White criticized Overeem for not finishing the fight.
The 33 year-old fighter was coming off back-to-back KO losses to Travis Browne and Antonio Silva heading into the bout.