News08 Mar 2013Reem out of UFC 160

Alistair Overeem was booked to fight Junior dos Santos on the UFC 160 card on May 25. Unfortunately Alistair sustained an injury during training on Monday. The next day the pain was still very aggravated and he went to see the doctor and was told he has a slightly tear in his quad muscle which will sideline him for a couple of weeks which means the date May 25 is too soon.

“I’m happy it’s a relative small injury which keeps me from full active training for a month but I still disappointed for my fans and the UFC as the UFC 160 event would be awesome to participate in. But at the end we have to make sure I’m 100% ready especially against a top level opponent as Junior dos Santos. So I’m hoping the fight is still on with him as I can be ready in July.”

According to Dana his twitter UFC decided to postpone the fight as they are looking to get the fight done in the summer. This way the fans will still get to see the most anticipated heavyweight fight of the year.