Overeem: 'He [Werdum] does not hit hard'

by Michael David Smith | source: mmafighting.com

I won the fight but I was not satisfied," Overeem said. "I didn't get a KO. I worked hard, and when i look at the fight, I did dominate him. I stuck to the game plan but you have to give credit to Fabricio -- he was prepared. He was not going to get suckered into my game, which is the stand up, and he got me out of my game. His takedowns were not successful, but I think he trained hard for this fight, he really wanted to win. I felt his power and he was there to win."

However, while Overeem said he understood Werdum's strategy in the fight, he dismissed those observers who said that Werdum landing more strikes in the bout meant that Werdum actually deserved to win the decision. According to Overeem, the strikes Werdum landed were just a minor annoyance."I'm not impressed with his striking," Overeem said. "He does not hit hard. He was using his strikes to set up his takedowns, but there was no damage. I was annoyed. ... When you look at a fight, who's more dominant? You can see who's more dominant."

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reddsharkk site profile image  

6/22/11 1:56 PM by reddsharkk

Werdum was rocked several times. The most severe being the knee to the face. Werdums knees buckled fully, no faking on that one. Reem was never rocked. He was never even close to being knocked down. He did back up a few times.Btw, how can anyone tell that werdum wasn't rocked? You analyzed all 23 flops in slo-mo?

Dogman site profile image  

6/22/11 1:40 PM by Dogman

lol..he kneed softly too...

PiousDevil site profile image  

6/21/11 11:21 AM by PiousDevil

He's probably just as annoyed by glaring stupidity as i am

emotion #13 site profile image  

6/21/11 11:02 AM by emotion #13

 Overeem looked terrible. Werdum looked just as bad.

emotion #13 site profile image  

6/21/11 11:02 AM by emotion #13

 Overeem looked terrible. Werdum looked just as bad.

MickColins site profile image  

6/21/11 10:55 AM by MickColins

"with all the added bone mass my chin, cheeks and forehead have added from my...,,vitamins and horse steaks, I barely felt him punch!"

The Last Emperor site profile image  

6/21/11 10:51 AM by The Last Emperor

I fully believe Cain or JDS would finish Overeem no later than the 2nd or 3rd round in a 5 round fight. Maybe even sooner.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

6/21/11 8:52 AM by Chimonos Revenge

Im sure Werdum doesnt hit harder than some of the K-1 guys Overeem has fought.He still got put on the defensive and outstruck(at least quantity wise)..and got his defense breached a lot.For someone hyped as being "the best Striker in the HW division", he got hit a lot. He may have not been concerned with Werdum's power, but he cannot continue to fight like that against the next level HW's.

xMurkedx site profile image  

6/21/11 4:06 AM by xMurkedx

He did get rocked a few times u cant deny that

Bofbro site profile image  

6/21/11 2:55 AM by Bofbro

Overreem is trying convince himself and others that he's badass even though he got beat in every aspect of MMA in that fight