5 years later both fighters have taken dramatic turns in their careers, but separate paths have led to Overeem and Werdum meeting again. Overeem has packed on nearly 50lbs of muscle. The Golden Glory fighter has won his last nine fights in a row in MMA and became the 2010 K-1 Grand Prix champion.
“This fight is going to be different than the last time. You’re going to see a way more aggressive Alistair Overeem, and I’ll be looking for the knockout from the first second,” said Overeem.
“I have a lot of motivation, believe me. I’m just happy. I’m just happy this fight is happening. I wanted to fight Fabricio then the tournament came around, for me and excellent opportunity to fight him. I’m motivated, you’re going to see that next week exactly how motivated I am.”
“Of course (Werdum has) been training for my weapons, for my arsenal and I believe he’s confident, I’m very confident. It’s going to be very interesting to see how it plays out."
“Let’s just say I’m ready,” Overeem said about a potential ground fight with Werdum. “I feel ready, I’ve been ready for a couple of weeks now and I’m just very eager to step in the cage and show all the fans what I got.”
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