Alistair Overeem vs Mirko Cro Cop

I think [the rumored July 20 DREAM rematch] is not going to happen. He was offered to fight me at NY and he refused. He’s not my priority anymore. The fight against me has been offered to him on several occasions and he refused every time. The result was me fighting Badr Hari and him fighting HMC. The time of that fight is passed. People don’t want to see it anymore. I want to be No.1 – and I want to fight better fighters than Cro Cop, like Barnett, Arlovski and Fedor…I don’t think he’s old. He still is a great fighter snd still can KO tons of people. Maybe he’ll make a big comeback, who knows? But for me that fight is not interesting right now.

–Alistair Overeem, in an interview with (translated via MMACube), talking about his lack of interest in fighting Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ anytime in the near future.

Alistair goes on to say that there are only five great heavyweights—Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, Brock Lesnar, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Himself—competing in mixed martial arts today. However, the only one he looks up to is Fedor.