As we approach the UFC’s first event in Holland on May 8th, Alistair Overeem believes he deserves a title fight with a win over his teammate Andrei Arlovski.
Overeem is currently riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson, and Junior dos Santos. A win over Arlovski would not only make it 4 straight for Overeem, but a win over a former heavyweight champion would be huge for Overeem’s hopes of a title shot.
He spoke to MMA Latest to discuss the situation:
“THE UFC OFFERED ME THIS FIGHT. ACTUALLY, LORENZO [FERTITTA] SAID ‘CAIN OR ARLOVSKI. CAIN IS INJURED, SO MOST LIKELY IT WILL BE ARLOVSKI,'”
“I DON’T HAVE ANY CONCERNS FIGHTING A TEAMMATE,” OVEREEM CONTINUED. “IT’S A SPORT. TO ME, IT DOESN’T REALLY MEAN ANYTHING.”
“WE’RE GOING TO PICK RIGHT BACK UP WHERE WE LEFT OFF AFTER THIS FIGHT,”
“AFTER I BEAT ARLOVSKI, I’LL BE FIGHTING FOR THE TITLE — END OF THE YEAR.”