Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic recently stated his willingness to face Alistair Overeem at DREAM 6. Click here to view his comments. That willingness has either wained or DREAM has decided not to make the fight for some as yet undisclosed reason; financial concerns could be a possibility. Whatever the case, the fight will not occur at DREAM 6 as had been rumored. The news comes from Alistair Overeem himself.
“Well, there is an interest for sure but I cannot confirm any date yet,” Alistair told intheguard.tv I just recently heard we will not be fighting at Dream 6 so…
Alistair also appears frustrated with Cro Cop stating that the former PRIDE Champion has consistently ducked him while telling the media that he can’t find opponents.
“My desire to fight Cro Cop began when I read his interview stating nobody wanted to fight him and that’s why he fought some walking-punching-bag-guy [Tatsuya Mizuno] at Dream 3,” said Overeem. “My management offered me a fight with him at that event and he declined. Then at the K-1 Amsterdam event my opponent got injured and the promoter attempted to arrange for Mirko to fight, again he declined…this really pissed me off because now my fight was canceled because this douche-bag didn’t want to fight me while he was saying nobody wants to fight him. That’s crap, and that’s why I grabbed the microphone, and I’ll keep doing so until I get this fight. I will get him.”