Alistair Overeem is informed of Derrick Lewis’ ducking accusations and he’s amused by it.
Lewis is set to do struggle in the key celebration of UFC on ESPN+ 32. He’ll collide with Aleksei Oleinik within the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lewis and Oleinik are wanting to nab a 3-combat successful streak.
Overeem Responds To Ducking Accusations From Lewis
Through his media scrum forward of UFC on ESPN+ 32, Lewis claimed that Overeem has turned down a bout with him quite a few periods (by using MMAMania).
“I by now fought just about everybody in the Top rated 10,” Lewis told the media. “The only fellas I haven’t fought are Overeem and [Blaydes]. I have been inquiring to combat Curtis and Overeem. Overeem turned me down like a few periods in this earlier thirty day period before Oleinik popped up.”
Overeem caught wind of “The Black Beast’s” declare and experienced a transient response on his Twitter account.
“Why would I switch you down? (Straightforward paycheck).”
Using a look at the UFC heavyweight rankings, Lewis retains the selection 4 location, when Overeem is ranked quantity 7. “The Reem” has expressed his want to make one more try at capturing UFC gold before retiring. Beating somebody as higher-ranked as Lewis would undoubtedly be a superior commence. With that explained, Lewis’ worth would drop with a loss to Oleinik.
Overeem is coming off a TKO victory about Walt Harris. He is scheduled to meet up with Augusto Sakai on Sept. 5. The bout is expected to serve as the headliner of a UFC Combat Evening function.