Quick Quote: Alistair Overeem's manager says the Champ "will fight anybody"

Posted on May 17, 2010, 04:13 AM by Anton Gurevich
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Twenty-four hours after Alistair Overeem's convincing performance against Brett "The Grim" Rogers, Dutchman's manager Bas Boon declared that "The Demolition Man" is ready to fight anyone Strikeforce put against him. Speaking exclusively to LowKick.com's community, Golden Glory Gym founder discussed what's next for Overeem, and if he will still be interested in fighting Fedor in case Fabricio Werdum is victorious on June 26th:

"Everything is possible.  Alistair has no injuries and is ready to fight MMA and K-1.

Alistair Overeem is a professional fighter, he will fight anybody. If the promoter finds it interesting to organize a fight, Alistair will be there. He fought Rogers instead of Fedor, because that's what the promoter "wanted" or maybe was "forced' to do.


This situation happened because of the M-1 management, who did not want Fedor to fight against the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem."


Alistair Overeem has declared numerous times that he is interested competing in K-1 2010 WGP, with sights on improving the prestigious 3rd spot he earned last year. Ubereem turned 30 today (May 17th), currently holding MMA record of 33 victorious and 11 losses. His last defeat was against Sergei Kharitonov, three years ago.



Photos: Dave Mendel via Sherdog.com


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  • japanegro23
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    Overeem is hot right now after his impressive win. He has nothing to lose at the moment.

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  • drunkslug
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    He has a lot to lose right now!

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  • Ninja
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    The great thing in fighting Fedor is that it is kinda a win-win situation for the challenger, if the fighter lose to Fedor it doesn't matter because you lost to Fedor who is arguably best p4p fighter in the world and everyone expects you to lose to him and if you somehow beat him you will be considered one of the best fighters alive

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  • Fyodor
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    I understand that Overeem it's a huge guy and very strong, but I dont see him beating Fedor at all...

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  • drunkslug
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    aside from strength and size, Overeem has great striking and jiu jitsu. His style and technique is just as tremendous and his strength and accuracy. He is definitely a force in the mma world. If he were to beat Fedor one day, I would be amazed. But i wouldn't be as jaw droppingly shocked as the rest of the world.

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  • Anwar
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    Overeem forte is his stand up but Fedor is to fast for him to handle. Fedor by TKO over Overeem, or Fedor drops overeem and ground and pound the beast!

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  • Hurricane2k
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    this is what you people sayed about rogers to ..

    You are not going to drop overeem just like that ..



    Did you see what he did with that poor rogers ?

    Fedor vs Overeem is a verry verry nice fight ..



    And can go both ways if you ask me ..

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  • YouKnow
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    I think GSP could beat fador

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  • gebls
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    Fedor vs Overeem is gonna be one of the greatest match ups, there is no one in UFC that can give Fedor more trouble then Overeem.

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  • gebls
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    Well maybe Cain Velasquez a little

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  • joelsephw420
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    u cant say nobody in the ufc can beat fedor because hes not fighting the best. How about Carwin, Lesnar, Velasquez, Dos Santos just to name a few good matchups

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  • ston3pony
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    Not that we'll ever know, since he's fighting in a weaker fringe organization.

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  • YouKnow
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    You have not heard of stephan struve then. He is the first guy I can think of that can beat fador. Then there is that new guy big country he probablycould.

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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    People talk about Overeem like he's new on the scene. The guys been in lots of wars. He should be given much credit. Especially after the way he manhandled Brett Rogers.

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  • Fyodor
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    Yes with 11 lost, just that easy...that guy is huge and strong, but he cant stand up with the presure that fedor is going to put on him, also overreem gets tired too quick, just a lucky punch can give him a victory over fedor but Fedor is not an amateur.

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  • HunterB
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    nah fyodor, overeem hasnt been fatigued that much as a heavyweight, when he was cutting from 225-230 to 205, yes he was fatigued quite easily in 10 mins

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  • ABCTeam
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    Overoid says that he use to lose too much weight to fight. I do not see him getting tired again. I do not remember seeing him get tired during K-1 matches.

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  • kevinowns
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    first of all stop saying overoid. second of all in k1 u dont do any wrestling except maybe for clinches... and wrestling makes u tired if u didnt know....

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  • ston3pony
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    Stop saying overoid? Why? How gullible are you buddy? Was handed a belt, and then went to Japan to years refusing to defend it, refusing to fight in America.



    Is it really that hard to put two and two together? He's innocent until proved guilty... Just like OJ.

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  • HunterB
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    OJ was always guilty lol

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  • Rane
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    I really became a fan of Overeem! A totally different fighter than 2006! He has improved his game a lot and stepped up!



    He made Rogers eat his words...... And then some.

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  • UrHype
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    HolyCrap.....someone likes Overroid........maybe you'll get over that soon.

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  • IChokePeople
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    Considering how good of a fight Rogers gave Fedor (though Fedor was never in trouble) and what Overeem did to Rogers Saturday night, I too would consider myself a new Overeem fan. How can you not appreciate what he did?

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  • UrHype
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    Well............anyone besides UFC fighters, where his toughest challenge would be.

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  • IChokePeople
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    What makes you think so? For Overeem to have taken 3rd in a K-1 tourni he obviously has top tier striking and the other aspects of his game seem pretty solid. Who in the UFC HW division do you see as having a clear advantage over him and, quantitatively, why?

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  • ston3pony
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    The superior striking in K1 and boxing is grossly over-stated. Champion kick-boxers come to MMA and get out-boxed by well-rounded rookie MMA fighters. Happens all the time.



    I think JDS would out-box him. I think Shane would get inside and dirty-box him fairly easily. They ALL have advantages over him, because MMA is not boxing. They would all be able to hang with him on the feet, and if that didn't work out, there's no question that big agile powerful wrestlers would manhandle him.

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  • IChokePeople
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    Those guys (like Kongo) get out kick boxed because they A; are ignorant of the other aspects of MMA and B; because they have to worry about those aspects which they have neglected. Overeem is not ignorant of the other aspects of MMA so these things do not apply. I see no reason to think that JDS or Carwin would have a clear advantage over Overeem but since you think so, give me a reason. I think that he would stand a very good chance against any UFC HW. The reason is that he destroyed someone who gave Fedor a pretty good fight and all of the top tier fighters in the UFC HW division admit inferiority to Fedor with the possible exception of Lesner. I haven't heard him admit anything of the sort.

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  • HunterB
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    it doesnt happen much in mma sorry charlie

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  • mokoko
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    K1 Shilt is the champ and he didnt look that good against Fedor.

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  • IChokePeople
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    Good point but does Shilt have a good ground game or wrestling? Either way, I don't think that fight applies. Rogers gave Fedor a decent fight and Overeem destroyed Rogers. I personally think Fedor would beat Overeem but after Sat., I think it would be a hell of a fight.

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  • joelsephw420
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    i would really like to see Overeem vs Fedor because i dont think Fedor is all hes cracked up to be, he is a great fighter i will give em that but hes not fighting top fighters where he is

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  • Zombiepower
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    Overeem vs Fedor will decide if Fedor is a human or an experimental Russian war machine.

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  • IChokePeople
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    I'm betting on experimental war machine. Maybe one of those Human/Chimp hybrids with a super computer for a brain and bio mechanical limb upgrades.

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  • HunterB
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    by the way, saying overeem is just a striker??????? overeem has 19 submissions wins, and then 13 TKO wins, only having one decision in 33 of his victories. they guy finishes fights, he would be a handful for any of the UFC tops, if you say otherwise your just ignorant

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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    I might be going out on a limb here, but when you consider all the tools Overeem has, the guy might be the most well rounded HW out there.

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  • YouKnow
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    Dont forget about stephan struve he is good and good enough to beat fador

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  • YouKnow
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    war stephan struve

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