Alistair Overeem has been extremely impressive as of late. After dispatching of four of his past five opponents the current Strikeforce heavyweight champion may have caught the eye of Dana White and the UFC.
My management is in negotiations now; I might visit the UFC in Ireland on January 17th[…]” Overeem told Dreamfighters. “My management has been in contact with Affliction as well as the UFC. I am a fighter and I concentrate on fighting.”
As for who he’d like to fight next, Overeem was a bit more direct.
“Fedor and Lesnar are on my list,” Overeem said. “Mir as well.”
One fighter now off of Overeem’s list appears to be Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. The two men battled in a public war of words before their fight late last year which Overeem dominated before the fight was stopped due to low blows. The fight was ruled a no contest and Overeem had hoped for a rematch on New Years Eve, but the fight never materialized.
“He did not want to fight me for NYE,” stated Overeem. “So, I am passed that now.”