(Geronimo started noticing huge gains when he began following the Overeem diet book he got for Christmas.)
The Brazilian’s sentiments were apparently lost in translation, as TATAME is now reporting that the heavyweight will actually be fighting Barnett in Australia at the inaugural Impact MMA show on July 17.
Strikeforce does not have an event planned for that date and sources tell CagePotato.com that they have no immediate plans to follow in the UFC’s footsteps and hold a show down under.
Dos Santos, who is 8-1 in his past nine fights, which include a win over Assuerio Silva, clarified that should he win against the former UFC heavyweight champion-turned-professional-wrestler, he will likely sign with the Scott Coker-helmed promotion.
Here’s a tough to decipher quote from the article:
“I’m sorry, I was wrong. I signed the contract, the fight will be against Josh Barnett, but it’ll be at Impact MMA, a new event in Australia… If I win I’ll sign with Strikeforce, I’m so thrilled that I said everything wrong (laughs),” the heavyweight explains.
Brazilians sure do have strange senses of humor.