(See, this is why we don’t hang out any more, Alistair. You get three beers in you and boom, the shirt’s off and you’re flexing again. It gets old, man.)
Adamantly refusing to play the role of the good guy in this feud, Alistair Overeem is once more accusing Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic of faking his injuries in their fight and ducking a rematch. The Dutch fighter tells Fighters Only that Cro Cop signing to face Hong Man Choi is another sign that he doesn’t want any part of “The Demolition Man” after getting abused in their first meeting, before it was eventually stopped due to severe testicular damage brought on my Overeem’s misplaced knee strikes:
“Like I’ve always said, he doesn’t want to fight me… CroCop faked his injuries in our previous fight and now he has chosen not to fight me and instead fight Choi. He knows very well he doesn’t stand a chance against me… I would love to have a rematch but I seriously doubt if he will ever accept. For me he is not a objective anymore.”
While it’s true that Overeem was beating Cro Cop soundly before the illegal blows, calling the man a faker seems contrary to the video evidence we’ve seen, which clearly shows a hard shot in the pills. The word after the fight was that one of Cro Cop’s testicles was possibly seriously injured after being forced inside his body. You just can’t fake that.
Cro Cop swears he wants this rematch, and has even invited Overeem to his own special basement cage to settle the deal. Overeem understandably turned down this offer to fight for free in his enemy’s home gym, but something is keeping this rematch from happening. If it’s truly the people at FEG, they should have their heads examined. Probably not by the same doctor who examined Cro Cop’s balls, though. I hear he hasn’t been the same since.