Overeem Looking for December Return, While “Rampage” Planning Fall Return

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem will look to step back inside the octagon as early as December following his nine-month suspension for elevated levels of testosterone, while former UFC light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson could be back in action as early as September or October after recovering from a knee injury aggravated during his latest training camp.

Overeem, speaking via his Twitter, said:

“I’ll be fighting again in December, and mark my words, I’ll be back to get the belt sooner rather (than) later.”

“Rampage”, speaking via MMAMania, said:

“My doctor said I could run the day after my birthday on June 21 so I can’t wait to get back and start training and see how that knee is feeling and see when my next fight’s gonna be. I’m just trying to move forward with my fighting career. My left knee is starting to feel better. I’m not gonna do anything to it just yet. I’m just gonna do my rehab and go from there.”

Overeem was set to face Junior dos Santos for the title last month at UFC 146 but was pulled from the fight after his T:E ratio was as high as 14:1. The Nevada State Athletic Commission did reduce the normal one-year term to nine months after great deliberation. Jackson was set to rematch former champion, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in his last fight inside the octagon, before a knee injury took that dream away.

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