by: Robert K
After another verbal jab by Alistair Overeem over the weekend, Cro Cop contacted Nova TV to tell his side of the story. In a short phone interview Cro Cop tells why the New Year’s eve rematch hasn’t been signed yet.
The accusations keep coming from Alistair Overeem’s camp. The Dutchman claims that Mirko is deliberately refusing to sign the contract that would make their New Year’s Eve bout official.
The Croatian fighter vehemently denied those accusations in a short phone interview.
“Overeem is a fool. He knows too well that it is up to the individual organizations to set-up any match-ups. I’m in a difficult situation as I don’t know who to prepare for in this upcoming bout. I’m not sure with which sparing partners to go with.
Mirko Filipovic’s patience has run out and apparently Overeem’s last comments were the final straw.
“I don’t like the war of words but Alistair has called me out so many times, which by the way the internet media has gladly reported about, but I feel my silence would just confirm his accusations.”
The Croatian fighter has decided to issue a challenge to Overeem. He’s challenging him to a fight in his home basement in Zagreb.
“I don’t want the public to think that I’m afraid of him, if Overeem doesn’t want to wait for New Year’s eve or some other date next year to fight me. If he doesn’t believe I don’t get to choose my opponent and that maybe Dream doesn’t want us to fight on New year then he can come to Zagreb next weekend and we can fight in my cage with neutral referees.”
“We’ll set up accommodations for him and his team and Nova TV can set up live coverage of the fight which could be seen on the internet around the globe.”
“Should he not show up I urge him to stop calling me out until the rematch happens. He has an opportunity to stand behind his words. We’ll fight for honor.”