Overeem’s UFC 225 Opponent Reacts To Recent Main Card Snub

Former K-1 Grand Prix champion and UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is set to throw down with Curtis Blaydes at UFC 225. Following the recent shift of the fight from the night’s live pay-per-view main card to the prelims, Blaydes has come forward with a statement.

During the UFC Fight Night 129 broadcast on Saturday night, May 19, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced that Overeem vs. Blaydes was being moved to the preliminary card of UFC 225. In their place, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm’s fight against former Invicta FC featherweight title holder Megan Anderson was moved to the night’s main card.

Taking to Twitter, Blaydes offered his initial thoughts on the news.

“we’re still getting paid right”

The fighter later took to Instagram to offer more details.

“I’ve got no idea why the change was made and tbh idc it literally changes nothing, still getting paid and still have a job to do. Only perk is now I get to clock out of work closer to 8 as opposed to like 10ish #razorblaydes #UFC225 #shithappens #calmyourtits #moneymakestheworldgoround #chicago #heavyweight #summertimechi”

UFC 225 goes down June 9 inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

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