"Cain Velasquez. And why? Because he is the UFC champion, and believe you me when the tournament is over, I'll be coming for him. And after I'm done with him, we're gonna go after dos Santos for his nice comment."
"Cain is a good striker, good wrestling. He, in my opinion, is not ranked number one. How do I see myself against him? Well it's gonna be a great fight. He is a well rounded fighter. I think I'm better on the feet, on the ground probably equal. It's probably gonna be a matter of time, it's gonna be a matter of time until we see that fight."
"In my opinion, the winner of the Strikeforce GP is, without a doubt, the number one in the world."
On Junior Dos Santos questioned Overeem could have gotten so big, so fast without using some kind of help.
"I have no answer. Like I said, he can say what he wants. I've fought numerous times in the states. I've always done all the tests, like all the other athletes and I've always come through the test negative."
On next opponent, Fabricio Werdum:
"Fabricio Werdum is a very good grappler, maybe the best grapper in MMA to date at this time ... And he's grown since our last encounter, but so have I. I think I'm better now. I've grown more than he can anticipate. I'm better on the feet, I also think I'm better on the ground, so I'm pretty confident that I'm gonna get him."
"It's definitely about revenge. For me, believe me, I'm motivated. But he can say whatever he wants, I know I'm going to be prepared for this fight. I'm very motivated. Keep talking, I ain't listening."
On Fedor Emelianenko:
"I think he has accomplished great things in the past. He is a true legend, he's been undefeated for ten years. I mean nobody can say that. Is he overrated? I mean, Fedor is aging a bit, but I still think he is able to show great fights. I've been trying to fight him myself but that fight has not materialized yet. So maybe in the future, I don't know."
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