Wednesday, September 7, 2011
UFC President Dana White : Lesnar vs. Overeem on Dec 30
Source : Maggie Hendricks Yahoo Sports
Overeem talked about the fight to the Los Angeles Times:
"Brock is a big name, a dangerous guy, and this is a dream matchup," Overeem told The Times on Tuesday, just after signing a standard UFC fight contract in the office of Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta. "Brock's a big guy, an exciting wrestler with his takedowns.
"I want to see this fight myself. Overall, I'm a different fighter. A striker, athletic, big. These are going to be two big trucks going at it on a collision course."
He articulated the exact reasons why MMA fans should be excited for this fight. Both fighters are enormous and muscle-bound, but they don't have the same strengths. Lesnar is a better wrestler, while Overeem can hit like a freight train. (I assume, having never been hit by Overeem or a freight train.)
Lesnar lost his belt to Cain Velasquez, a smaller, faster fighter who could defend Lesnar's takedowns. He hasn't fought since that bout, which took place last October and had surgery shortly afterward due to a flareup of diverticulitis. Overeem's last fight was a bizarre decision win over Fabricio Werdum in June.