Werdum on Overeem: I'll catch him again, bet on it

by Eduardo Ferreira | source: tatame.com

Eduardo Ferreira: How are the trainings going? Are you 100% recovered from your injury?

Fabricio Werdum: From the injury I’m totally recovered, but I still ain’t on my best physically. I’m training enough to get it back. Everyday I go to Huntington Beach to train with Rafael (Cordeiro). I train with him from 11am to 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I have a special training with Jason Miller and Mark Muñoz. We do a sparring and train Wrestling with Muñoz.

EF: You’ll face Alistair Overeem, a guy you’ve submitted in Pride, in 2006, on the fisrt round of the tournament. What are your expectations for this fight?

FW: The expectations are as high as they can get. Being trained I can fight anyone. I’ve changed my mind. Before I entered there thinking about my opponent, now I get there thinking of me, how I’ll get to him and what I can do. We both evolved a lot. Overeem evolved a lot on the floor and he’s stronger and more experienced. When we fought in 2006, I pretend to do it for a while, fooled him a bit (laughs). Now I’m training a lot my bang but it still isn’t good for me to bang with him. The guy has just won K-1, so I’ll try to go for the ground, even because he was training his bang a lot and he didn’t have enough time to improve his ground game for this fight with me.

EF: Will this be your game plan?

FW: The fight will be very tactic, it’ll be like the one of 2006 and I’ll catch him again, you can bet on it. I’ll beat him with my game plan and smartness. The longer it gets, the better it is for be because he has a background that proves he’s not resistant. I’ll tire him up, bring him to the ground and finish the fight.

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HELWIG site profile image  

1/10/11 5:13 PM by HELWIG

 Pure fireworks, but Im going with the guy whos been finished 1 time while fighting the best guys out there vs the guy who has been finished 11 times in his career including 3 times at his current weight class.

GIJOEjiujitsu site profile image  

1/10/11 4:32 PM by GIJOEjiujitsu

 this could be the first death in a strikeforce match.

The Metal site profile image  

1/10/11 4:29 PM by The Metal

Werdum can't possibly take him down so e won't win...his striking is better then ever but if he couldn't take fedor's aggression and power he can't stand with the Reem for long...even of the first knee doesnt kill him, the series of knees will hurt him and crush him ala Todd Duffee

Chappie site profile image  

1/10/11 4:16 PM by Chappie

It is fairly interesting to think about the fact that Werdum has already faced 4 of the other 5 guys in the tournament.

liquidrob site profile image  

1/10/11 3:32 PM by liquidrob

yeah, because Overeem isnt good in the clinch and has no grappling training

KickYoNuts site profile image  

1/10/11 2:46 PM by KickYoNuts

Actually Reem opened at - 215 on 5dimes but they werent the first ones to put up the odds tho as usual .

AxeAnApple site profile image  

1/10/11 2:36 PM by AxeAnApple

Doubt it, since its mma and not k1, so it involves a lot of takedowns and clinch work, you cant base it JUST purely on stand up and besides at least werdum dont have 11 k.o and submission losses.

AxeAnApple site profile image  

1/10/11 2:34 PM by AxeAnApple

Trains with munoz? Overeem is going on his back and getting submitted.

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1/10/11 2:26 PM by BIGWHITESEXY


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1/10/11 2:22 PM by Media Monster

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