Dana White took a few seconds during yesterday’s UFC 135 press conference to downplay Alistair Overeem’s removal from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. No talk about the date issue, no implication that there’s a rift growing between the UFC and Alistair. Just that darned toe issue. If only Ubereem wasn’t injured!
“He hurt his toe, pulled out of the fight,” he said. “He’s still under contract. The date that was set in September was set by Showtime, and it is what it is. We’ve got to get an alternate in there, but he’s still under contract.
“If you say you’re hurt, you’re hurt,” he continued. “What are you gonna do? There’s been a lot of that lately. If I got mad at guys who got hurt, I’d be really pissed off right now. It is what it is.”
Yeah, it’s a bullshit excuse that’s supposed to take attention away from the fact that Zuffa just completely castrated Strikeforce’s HWGP. I don’t want to put all the blame on them since Overeem’s ‘preferences’ obviously played a big role in all this as well, but by Crom I will not be fed turds while being told they’re kingsize Oh Henry bars. You think I can’t tell the difference? Turds have about half the peanuts, goddamnit.