The reaction most Blackzilians gave when Alistair Overeem left their squad earlier this year was essentially unanimous – Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!
Nobody has been more outspoken about Overeem’s departure than Anthony Johnson (pictured). “Rumble” accused Overeem of not buying into the “team” concept and only caring about himself. Recently, Johnson accused the heavyweight of injuring his training partners “accidentally on purpose” after he hurt UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones in practice at Jackson-Wink MMA, Overeem’s new team.
Overeem responded by telling MMAJunkie that Johnson was “jealous” of him. The heavyweight added that it was a “p***y” move by Johnson to air their dirty laundry in the media instead of discussing it face-to-face.
Johnson countered with a good laugh.
“That’s the cutest thing I’ve heard all day,” Johnson tweeted Tuesday regarding Overeem’s remarks. “He can be fake all he wants that’s on him. Seeing him would make me spit in his face.
“How can Overshit call me a p***y when he ducked JDS? Biggest p***y in the heavyweight division. I know the truth kid lol a cpl of us do!”
Overeem was slated to fight former champion Junior dos Santos on two separate occasions. He was pulled from UFC 146 after flunking his pre-fight drug test with elevated levels of testosterone and got injured before their planned shootout at UFC 160.
Overeem and Johnson were both Blackzilians at the time of each cancellation.
In the meantime, Overeem has more immediate fish to fry. “The Demolition Man” breaks in his newly-trimmed physique Friday against Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50.
Johnson, on the other hand, is angling for a light heavyweight top contender tango with Alexander Gustafsson.