Former Strikeforce, Dream, K-1 heavyweight champion and current UFC number one heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is currently under a 9-month suspension under the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to testing positive for a high T:E ratio.
The positive test caused Overeem a shot at the current UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146, however, UFC president Dana White recently announced that the exciting heavyweight striker will get the winner of Dos Santos and former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez after the two square off at UFC 155 on Dec. 29.
Overeem is confident that he'll be fighting Velasquez next.
"I think Cain is going to do good in this next fight," Alistair Overeem told MMAInterviews.tv. "I think he's going to get the belt. I thought so the first time then he lost the belt, but I think this time could be different. I would not be fighting Dos Santos for the belt, but then Cain."
Nearly a month ago, Overeem's current teammate Vitor Belfort fought UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones on short notice at UFC 152. Belfort became the first fighter to ever truly put the seemingly unbeatable champ in serious trouble, as he had Jones locked up in a tight armbar in the first round, however, the resilient Jones would escape, and eventually submit an exhausted Belfort in the fight's fourth round via americana.
"It was an exciting moment, too bad he didn't get it," Overeem said. "And that sends the message that you should never underestimate anybody because I think Jon Jones came in as a huge favorite. Yeah, Vitor is tough. We train together now, he is a tough cookie. He fought off his weight class, he usually fights at middleweight, and he almost had him. If it was maybe two percent more, two inches."
Jones has already defeated most of the big names in the light-heavyweight division, leaving no real contenders for the title at present. The big light-heavyweight has given hints of possibly moving up to the heavyweight division in the future.
"He will end up at heavyweight because he has the frame," Overeem said. "So that's just a matter of time, and I'm looking forward to fighting him. I'm not gonna talk about technique because I never do that, but very simple, for every attack there is a counter-attack. There is no set style that dominates, it's always gonna change.
"One thing I can say about Jon Jones is that he is very versatile, he is very changeable with his style every time, and I see myself as the same just in a different way, but I'm already very excited at the prospect of fighting someone like him."