Quick Quote: Fabricio Werdum is not too excited about fighting Alistair OvereemPosted on January 9, 2011, 06:58 AM by Anton Gurevich
How are the trainings going? Are you 100% recovered from your injury?
From the injury I’m totally recovered, but I still ain’t on my best physically. I’m training enough to get it back. Everyday I go to Huntington Beach to train with Rafael (Cordeiro). I train with him from 11am to 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I have a special training with Jason Miller and Mark Muñoz. We do a sparring and train Wrestling with Muñoz.
You’ll face Alistair Overeem, a guy you’ve submitted in Pride, in 2006, on the fisrt round of the tournament. What are your expectations for this fight?
The expectations are as high as they can get. Being trained I can fight anyone. I’ve changed my mind. Before I entered there thinking about my opponent, now I get there thinking of me, how I’ll get to him and what I can do. We both evolved a lot. Overeem evolved a lot on the floor and he’s stronger and more experienced. When we fought in 2006, I pretend to do it for a while, fooled him a bit (laughs). Now I’m training a lot my bang but it still isn’t good for me to bang with him. The guy has just won K-1, so I’ll try to go for the ground, even because he was training his bang a lot and he didn’t have enough time to improve his ground game for this fight with me.
Both Kharitoov and Arlovski has beaten you. Do you think about fighting them again?
What I think about is a rematch with Fedor. I wouldn’t like to give Overeem this rematch, I’m just fighting because the event matched this fight. To Fedor I’ll give this rematch happily, because I like him and he deserves this rematch. But first I have to think about how I’ll beat Overeem so that rematch can happen. - Tatame
It looks like Fabricio Werdum is not too excited to get Alistair Overem in a Strikeforce Heavyweight GP Quarterfinals. The are expected to square off sometime in March, as a winner will fight either Fedor Emelianenko or Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Werdum (14-4 in MMA) is currently unbeaten since his UFC release, victimizing Mike Kyle, Antonio Silva and Emelianenko.