Overeem: I still want to be UFC heavyweight champion

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

When Alistair Overeem first migrated to the UFC from Strikeforce, he was offered an immediate heavyweight title fight. Overeem chose to fight immediately instead of wait for his title fight, and went 1-1 in the UFC before being suspended for a postive drug test. Now back and scheduled to fight Overeem, the UFC title is still on the mind of the Dutch heavyweight:

“Yes absolutely (this is a fresh start),” Overeem told Bleacher Report. “I believe that both Browne and myself are top ranked fighters and the winner of this fight will be one step closer in getting a title shot, so in that sense I know this fight can put me right on track as I still have one goal in life and that’s becoming the UFC heavyweight champion.

“I know there are more fighters going after that number one spot but with the nature of the sport anything can happen. So my main focus is my next fight and afterwards we will see who or when I will be fighting next.”

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