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Junior Dos Santos Releases Statement via Twitter on Alistair Overeem Situation

It’s been an interesting period of time in the UFC as of late. Following Alistair Overeem’s positive drug test, many have pondered just who UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will meet at UFC 146 – or if he will even compete on the card.

For the most part, dos Santos has let everything take care of itself. However, “Cigano” finally posted a statement via his Twitter account in regards to the Overeem situation.

I am professional and I’m champion without ever having used anything for better performance when you guys see me fighting that’s really me. About what happened to Overeem I don’t know anything more than you guys know and for me it’s between him and the Nevada Athletic Commission. I know a lot about me that’s it!

Dos Santos and Overeem were set to headline the May 26 card from Las Vegas. It is possible that “The Reem” still receives his fight license if he provides a clean sample and is issued the license by the NSAC. However, we don’t even know if the UFC will want Overeem fighting for the title after all of this.

UPDATE: In a release by the Associated Press, UFC president Dana White confirmed that dos Santos will still be fighting on the May card. White, however, did not go into detail about who “Cigano” would be defending his title against.

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