Found November 14, 2012 on
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We all know that Dana White is a gambler but he is taking a big one at UFC 156. Alistair Overeem is scheduled to return but will not be stepping right back into a title fight. The former champion will instead have to go throw a giant en route to a championship fight.
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Although it was believed Alistair Overeem (Pictured) would retain his heavyweight top contender moniker once his nine-month drug suspension was lifted, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting the former Strikeforce champion make his return against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156.
The UFC essentially confirmed the scrap by retweeting the post.
Of course, Overeem must first...
A heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has been tentatively booked for UFC 156 on February 2nd.
UFC officials confirmed the bout which is pending Overeem’s license being approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Overeem was scheduled to face Junior dos Santos as UFC 146 but failed a pre-fight drug test in March for elevated...
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has verbally agreed to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156, being held on SuperBowl weekend. Both parties involved have agreed to the bout verbally as Overeem is still waiting out the rest of his nine month suspension due to a failed drug test. His suspension ends December 27th. The fight [...]
Anderson Silva is arguably the greatest champion in UFC history. Yet certain responsibilities come along with the title and if the champion isn’t meeting those obligations it is time for the UFC to strip him of his title and take their championship back.
Although UFC president Dana White has claimed on numerous occasions that he has never spoken to middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) or welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre about a potential super-fight, it’s clear MMA’s head honcho has the scrap in his sights.
While appearing as a guest on Thursday morning’s edition of ESPN’s SportsCenter, White revealed Silva traveling...