Overeem's coach: Alistair is light years ahead of Fedor in terms of striking

Posted on February 2, 2010, 01:32 PM by Anton Gurevich
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It looks like the war of words between Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko and "The Demolition Man" Alistair Overeem has officially underway. Overeem's coach Martijn de Jong stated that Fedor could not be compared in terms of striking to the Dutch heavy-hitter Overeem:

“I feel very good about Alistair's chances. Fedor's striking isn't even close to Alistair's. Technically, Alistair's striking is way ahead of Fedor's. If Fedor ever fought in K-1, they'd kick the s**t out of him.  People don't realize how good Alistair's ground game is. He's really looking forward to fighting Fedor.”


Overeem currently trains in the famous Golden Glory Gym in Amsterdime, alongside Semmy Schilt and the female sensation Marloes "Rumina" Coenen, who was defeated by Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos last Saturday at Strikeforce: Miami. The Dutch trainer believes that Overeem's training partners and his K1 background are the key to victory over arguably the best Pound for Pound fighter in the world, stating that Overeem is now fully committed to Mixed Martial Arts:

“He didn't even like K-1 that much, but he really wanted to fight on the New Year's Eve card in 2008, and the promoters said the only fight they had for him was a K-1 rules fight against Badr Hari. He took that even though he hadn't been training for K-1 just because he wanted a fight, and then when he knocked out Badr Hari they really wanted him to keep fighting in K-1 and give Badr Hari a chance at a rematch. But he considers himself an MMA fighter, not a kickboxer."

Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem did not defend his Strikeforce belt for more than two years, fighting in K-1 and for DREAM promotion in Japan. Many people doubt that Overeem will get a clearance to fight in the United States of America, suggesting that the entertaining bout against Fedor could take place in Japan.


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  • UrHype
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    Oh man, his coach is funny!

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  • UrHype
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    you can have Alistar's all to yourself

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  • amscatt
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    Fedor is around 230 lbs. Overeem is around 260 lbs. How does Fedor's weight give him an advantage if he's 30 pounds lighter? All Fedor has to do to be better on the ground than Overeem, is have any ground game at all.

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  • Daniel Cassidy
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    the only advantage overeem has is that he cant feel pain due to all those roids, please make this happen, if only to shut alistair up

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  • HugeBalls
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    WORD!!

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  • kickassfast
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    you can never predict what fedor will be able to pull off in the cage, look at rogers ass

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  • UrHype
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    tell me thats a joke and I'll click you a "funny"

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  • UrHype
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    "english is my second(2nd) language not my first(1st)



    Im happy to help someone who is willing to learn english

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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    Overeem might have the edge as far as technique but Fedor has more power & his punches are pretty precise, not much wild throws.

    I almost hate these articles cause this fight might never happen & if it does, it's close to a year away.

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  • UrHype
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    what if hes not on Fedor's feet, what then?

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  • Rory Kernaghan
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    Dude overeem got ktfo by badir hari , fedor has a 70% ko rate so what u r saying is that u think badir would beat fedor in stand up?? do some research homeboy

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  • UrHype
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    yea, but Freddie Roach was a boxing coach first of all, and he never met Fedor lol...he knows better now

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  • UrHype
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    you should know by now what happens when you go against my prediction lol

    Fedor KO's Alistar EARLY

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  • UrHype
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    He has dodged the USA so long now, he should be clean lol

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  • amscatt
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    I preach an over all respect for fighters, but when someone so blatantly uses steroids, and has a belligerent and disrespectful ''off the mat'' personality, I think he doesn't deserve the opportunities he's being given. What ever a man does, he should do with dignity and humility. Especially when he's given a position in the public eye.

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  • amscatt
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    ...and people need to stop using the "Well, he'd kick your ass!" line. It's phuqing stupid. This isn't a schoolyard. This is a sports forum. Yes, MMA is a sport. It's like going on an NFL forum, where someone is yelling that Brett Favre should retire, and saying "yeah? Well, he can still throw a football farther than you." It doesn't mean anything!

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  • grapplure
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    This guy is a joke

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  • TorontoUFC
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    Allistar is light years ahead of Fedor at ducking, taking steroids, and avoiding defending his title... and just being an over-all poosie.

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  • UrHype
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    I'll let you know when the fighter that can beat Fedor arrives......and this isnt it. 8)

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  • JaytheBrit
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    lol i ent even a big fedor fan tbh

    lol but i watched this other dude in k1

    and he is so arfwul. for any one to think

    tht he is actually better is retarded

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  • Jizzle11
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    LMFAO THIS POST HAS 53 POOR COMMENTS

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