Former UFC featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie recently has her title stripped after she decided to refuse accepting a fight against the number one contender, Cris Cyborg. UFC heavyweight and fellow countryman Alistair Overeem recently gave his thoughts on “The Iron Lady’s” short reign as a champion.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Overeem explained why he believes Germaine de Randamie was never a real champion.
“This is a sensitive topic. I have no idea what happened. I’m not in touch with her. I’ve never really been in touch with her. I don’t know what happened. It’s very strange.
“There’s one thing for sure. She did not want to fight Cyborg. She made pretty harsh statements. I don’t believe for her to make. She lost the belt.
“I heard some rumors that Germaine didn’t want to fight another Dutch girl. I heard a little bit that Germaine kind of avoided to fight her as well. I don’t know if there’s any truth to it. But if you’re picking your opponents, that doesn’t look good at all. Now she’s not champion anymore. That’s her penalty.
“She fought a man, but what kind of man? I know some men that can’t fight.
“But there’s another thing… I think That Holly Also beat her. I don’t think that Germaine, and I’m dutch, I thought that Holly got that fight. She had cage control. She dropped her with two kicks. There were illegal Shots. Holly actually won that fight.”
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