Alistair Overeem says he’s prepared "to wrestle" with Brock Lesnar

Multi-time combat sports champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem spoke about his upcoming clash with Brock Lesnar, which will also mark his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. Overeem admitted Brock Lesnar will not be an easy match-up, but still expressed his confidence in triumph at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 31st. The Reem also stated that he’s prepared for everything against Brock Lesnar, including wrestling, where many consder Brock Lesnar to have a clear advantage.

“I am focused on my career. I’m focused on training. Of course, there are these rumors going. All this testing, if I look on the bright side, you are taking the critics’ word away. Because, I will be the most tested fighter – ever. So, I can use that argument in my favor.

First off, Brock, I see him as the best wrestler in the Heavyweight division. He’s a tremendous athlete, and he’s a very strong, big guy. He’s gonna bring it. I mean, looking at his fights, looking at his character, he’s a very aggressive character. The thing is, I like it that way. I like challenges. That’s what brought me into K-1, which is a different sport, so to speak. That’s what brought me the K-1 title, two years after I went into K-1, and I’m sure this attitude is going to bring me the UFC title as well.”

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  • Fluidity

    I see this as a really humiliating fight for Brock where he gets DEMOLISHED right away… but i could be wrong. That’s the beauty of it.

  • johndo11

    Am I the only one who thinks Overeem is a little un-tested in this environment? He obviously has the physical attributes and stand up skill to do damage but hows he gonna be off his back against a massive heavyweight? Also lets not forget he didn’t look to good against Werdum who most UFC heavyweights would walk through.

  • greeneyeleo

    This is like Brock saying he’s prepared “to strike” with Overeem. All those PED’s make people feel invincible, so I can’t say I blame him. Like when Brandon Vera said he was going to be the first fighter to hold both the HW and LHW belts… and neither one happened, lol.

  • Jack N. Meoff

    I think you are underestimating Werdum. I think he will do very well in the UFC.

  • gm1

    I agree… He should of beat the crap out of Werdum but he didn’t, or couldn’t….
    Brock needs to takedown Reem asap…
    closing the distance is going to be the task…

  • IChokePeople

    You guys should try kickboxing with a broken foot/toe. It slows you down a LOT. As for Alistair being untested on the ground, that is silly talk. He is an Abu Dhabi champion. He has plenty of skill on the ground.

  • Entity

    WooHoo Come on guys let break our toes and go kickboxing!”
    Sorry I couldnt resist Choke.

  • Mike Perryman

    The Reem can wrestle, and probably well enough to keep things on the feet. I have no confidance in the standup of Brock; unless he lands a lucky, hard shot. If the Reem keeps it on the feet, he will probably win. But if Brock can manage to take Alistar to the mat and keep him there with some punishing GNP; he will more than likely get theTKO. Experience to Alistar, that’s the common sense bet if you gamble.

  • x murderer

    brock was the ufc heavyweight CHAMPION. as “unexperienced” as he is. he faced fighters higher decorated than overeem. he ko’d frank mir and randy couture and submitted shane carwin. who did overeem beat? james thompson? brett rogers? wow. 35 wins. a few of them legit (belfort) most of them against cans, and some weak decision. plus he submitted a few pure kickboxers. chuck liddell, big nog and shogun ko’d him. even in k1 badr hari beat him by ko. in the first round of their “rematch”. this ain’t japan. I don’t see him beat any of the top 5 guys in the ufc. he might get through brock since I don’t see him in the top 5 these days but he might as well get submitted or ground and pounded to hamburger.

  • Entity

    Just because you said some stupid crap earlier and I responded, now your butt hurt and doing whats natural for you. Carry on.

  • toxic

    you cant blame overeem for that one…
    was hard to fight werdum because he kept throwing himslf on the ground…
    just like laites/silva match

  • toxic

    wake up dude, there are a lot of good HW outside the UFC…

  • toxic

    every fighter says he wants the belt, otherwise he woulnt be fighting…

  • x murderer

    we’ll see how good alistair really is. I think the ufc is a good way to test that.

  • Mike Perryman

    That is so true bud. Overeem has put some solid titles under his belt these past few years. He didn’t defend his SF title often, but he stayed busy in K1 and Dream in the meantime. No other fighter can say that Wiz. Sweet observation.