UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has tried to remain as away from the spotlight as possible in regards to the ongoing Alistair Overeem drug testing fiasco.

Dos Santos, who has been told by UFC president Dana White that he will be fighting on May 26 at UFC 146 even if Overeem is not cleared, gave Brazilian news outlet Globo his thoughts in an in-depth interview recently.

If the fight happens, I will fight with pleasure. But I can tell if it is proved that the use of illegal substances is disrespect to the sport and something unfair to me. The ratio of testosterone in his body that there may be increased by 30% his strength and aggressiveness of it, I was told people who know the subject. Will really be unfair fight, but as a fighter, will be ready to face anyone. If the athletic commission and the UFC want, I’ll fight him.

Dos Santos also talked about those that say Overeem will be his biggest challenge, instead focusing on former champion Cain Velasquez as that person.

I find it curious (Overeem) won three belts without ever having been caught doping in right right and ends up being caught in the UFC. It would be a good challenge for me, but my biggest challenge I went for the title against Cain. He is the most outstanding and would be a great challenge for me.

Rumors of Frank Mir or Cain Velasquez replacing Overeem have circulated since the failed drug test. White, however, said those two would remain locked up in a No. 1 contender match the same night as dos Santos-Overeem.

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