Overeem: I want to unify the UFC & Strikeforce heavyweight title

source: mmamania.com
 

Alistair Overeem, the deadly Dutch striker and current Strikeforce heavyweight champion will be returning to America for the first time in over a year when he takes on top five ranked heavyweight Fabricio Werdum in the rematch that's been over five years in the making.

The bout will take place at Strikeforce: "Overeem vs. Werdum" in Dallas, Texas next Saturday night (June 18, 2011) and will be the second half of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix's first round.

The K-1 World Grand Prix champion was on the line for a media conference call this week to answer questions about the upcoming fight.

Overeem closed the call by answering the question that people have been interested in hearing about ever since the UFC's parent company, Zuffa, purchased Strikeforce just a few short months ago. Would he like to fight the UFC heavyweight champion if he can win this tournament?

"My plan is (to unite the UFC and Strikeforce belts) but lets take it one step at a time. I'm taking this fight very serious ... If I would win the tournament, I personally, and I believe many fans would love to see the tournament winner against the UFC champion."

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crankn101 site profile image  

6/10/11 3:43 PM by crankn101

I dunno. Reem has little reach and the way Lesnar likes to trade punches in the pocket should make it interesting...

BzGrappla site profile image  

6/10/11 2:34 PM by BzGrappla

Overeem would beat anyone but Cain in the ufc hands down. No question.Its a tossup against Cain though.lol at fighting Brock. Would be nothing more then a sparring session for overeem.

Rafael135 site profile image  

6/10/11 2:31 PM by Rafael135

I believe that title unification between UFC and Strikeforce will result in the end of Strikeforce. If the Strikeforce champion defeats the UFC champion, he will be promoted to the new UFC champion. Zuffa will not any reason to keep Strikeforce around after that. That's my theory at least.

GC111 site profile image  

6/10/11 1:52 PM by GC111

Unfortunately MMAth doesn't work. If you actually watch the fights instead of looking him up on Wikipedia you could tell the difference then and recently. In fact, in boxing, you ever heard of Rustico Torrecampo and Medgoen Singsurat?No? They each KO'd Pacquiao in the 3rd round. According to you, there is no way in hell Pacquiao is #1.

Dogman site profile image  

6/10/11 8:27 AM by Dogman

Logic has no place in this thread! lol

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6/10/11 8:24 AM by Golden Glory fan

UBERKNEE SO WERDUMS FACE STAYS PERMANENTLY LIKE THIS:http://cdn.cagepotato.com/www/sites/default/files/FabricioWerdum_weirdface.jpg(BLUE NAMER PLS embed)

GingerWhinger site profile image  

6/10/11 8:18 AM by GingerWhinger

You really shouldn't take the Hague's name in vein around here. Fanook mods might freeze you and delete all of your old posts  

nhbguy site profile image  

6/10/11 7:55 AM by nhbguy

Alistair is poised to become a massive star in the US very, very soon.

CauliflowerCouture site profile image  

6/10/11 7:21 AM by CauliflowerCouture

Not gonna happen now Reem, if recent developments with NIck Diaz fighting GSP are anything to go by.Gonna have to vacate that SF belt to fight the UFC champ.

soldierdad5417 site profile image  

6/10/11 5:59 AM by soldierdad5417

 It's easy, just open your eyes......*cough *cough......ya tard