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M-1: Fedor Won’t Fight Overeem Unless He’s Tested

So it looks like Fedor and M-1 is thinking what everyone else is thinking in regards to Alistair Overeem.

Dutch site Mixfight.nl decided to get in touch with Fedor’s management regarding a fight with Overeem;  M-1’s Apy Echteld said that they were interested in fighting Overeem, however they would not fight unless Overeem was drug tested leading up to the fight. In response, Martijn de Jong from Overeem’s team expressed his belief that Fedor deserves a shot at this Strikeforce title, and that they look forward to a potential fight.

Can’t blame M-1 for that, but hopefully it doesn’t become a sticking point in negotiations ala the Mayweather/Pacquiao debacle.

HKL also mentions that a few Dutch sites are reporting that Overeem could face Brett Rogers in an upcoming Strikeforce fight. Scott Coker threw that fight out there as a possibility yesterday too, so perhaps that’s a fight they’re trying to put together. Fedor-Werdum and Overeem-Rogers on the May CBS card to set up their big pay-per-view fight for the end of the year makes a lot of sense. It would at least explain why Fedor’s fight was pushed back a month since Overeem is busy in April.

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