Alistair Overeem wants title shot with win over Andrei Arlovski

Alistair Overeem wants title shot with win over Andrei Arlovski

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.”

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