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Junior Dos Santos Wants A Rematch With Alistair Overeem

December 3, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with MMA Fighting, Junior Dos Santos said he wanted a rematch with Alistair Overeem, who beat him back in December 2015 at UFC on FOX 17. Here are highlights:

On wanting to fight Overeem again: ”I told I wanna fight him because that sounds right to do right now. He got a good victory over… I forgot the name of the guy (Sergey Pavlovich). And man, that loss I had to him, for me, I still these days I didn’t accept that. He wasn’t better than me. I’m not gonna say he got lucky because to get lucky in this sport you need to have attitude, so he got good attitude at that time, but, man, I see myself winning all these fights, so I think this rematch make a lot of sense now.”

On why the fight makes sense: ”Overeem is a smart guy, you know? Every time he’s asking for something it’s because he thinks it’s gonna be better for him. I don’t do that type of sh*t. I’m asking for him because it makes sense. In my mind, it makes a lot of sense to do this rematch right now.”

On the first time they fought: ”I don’t know if you guys watched the fight, he connected a punch that wasn’t really hard, but it was in the right place, my chin, so I felt the punch. I was getting up, going back to the fight, but then the referee came and stopped the fight. I think it wasn’t a good stoppage at the time, one of the examples we have of of wrong stoppages for me is that fight. But it’s fine, it happened before and it was something for me to learn about, so, yeah, I cannot accept (the loss). I won’t accept any of my defeats. I really believe I have everything it takes to be the number one in this division and I want to prove, I wanna show all of you guys that I’m right.”

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