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Dana White says the UFC can "absolutely make a deal" for Alistair Overeem
UFC President Dana White, currently in Milwaukee ahead of UFC on Versus 5, discusses the event, as well as various other hot topics. White responds to a recent press release in which Golden Glory co-founder and trainer, Bas Boon, agreed to ZUFFA’s business terms and offered to negotiate an exclusive contract with the UFC for top Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem.
“Well, that’s awesome. If that’s the true story and that’s what (Bas Boon) said, sounds like we can make a deal then… One thing that I don’t do, I wouldn’t go on there and lie to all of you guys. If the deal was something other than what it was, I wouldn’t go out publicly and say, “These guys wouldn’t do this.” I’m not trying to fight with Bas Boon, and I don’t dislike Bas Boon – or any of the Golden Glory guys. We just had different business opinions on how the things should be done… Now, if Bas Boon is saying that this is the way that we can do it, then we can absolutely, positively make a deal and we can get this thing rolling again… To be in a position where Alistair Overeem can come over and fight in the UFC, why would I not do it?