Shane Carwin: Alistair Overeem Close to Signing, Likely in the UFC Before 2012

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin has revealed that “The Reem” is close to signing with the UFC, something that would see him fight exclusively for the worlds premiere mixed martial arts organisation.

Carwin, speaking via The Underground, said:

“I had a chance to speak with him (Overeem) at the Magic Convention in Las Vegas (no we were not the big and tall models) and he said that he and Dana were close to a deal and he would likely be in the UFC before 2012. I think he would make a great addition to the roster.”

“When I decided that I was going to try for the UFC the HWT division was not nearly as stacked as it is today. The up and coming guys have tons of talent and heart and the top of the division is full of super talented guys. I am excited about all of the potential fights. I have gone to war with many of these guys in my mind and I can’t wait for an opportunity to hit and be ht by them.”

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