Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Bigfoot Press Conference HighlightsPosted on February 10, 2011, 07:50 AM by Anton Gurevich
All eight Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament participants were present yesterday at the special press conference, dedicated to this weekend's Fedor vs. Bigfoot fight card. The event will serve as the Tournament opener, and will feature an exciting all-heavyweight fight card with names such as Andrei Arlovski, Sergei Kharitonov, Shane Del Rosario, Lavar Johnson, Ray Sefo and many others. Fedor vs. Bigfoot will take place at the famous Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Here's a some of the things said at the press conference:
“I am very happy to be fighting again and looking forward to a good fight. Losing a fight didn’t change anything for me. I have worked very hard.’’
“I am very, very excited and happy. I’ve wanted this fight a long time. Fedor is a great fighter and a great person. But if you want to rise to the top you have to be the best, and Fedor is definitely still one of the very best.
“The odds are all in Fedor’s favor but the odds do not reflect reality. The truth is, this fight could go either way. I am very confident and I’m here to win.’’
“This is going to be the biggest tournament in the world. Fedor is a favorite and a legend but we’ll see who the last man standing is.”
“This tournament is hugely important for MMA at large and especially for the heavyweight division because this is the greatest collection of heavyweight talent ever assembled for one tournament. This is not just a paper thing. The winner will be the No. 1 heavyweight in the world.
“I’m very excited and glad to be part of it and hope to use it as a stepping-stone to re-establish my career and to re-establish myself as the No. 1 fighter.
‘I haven’t lost in years and don’t plan to now.’’
“These three last guys who kicked my (butt) have motivated me. I’m determined. This tournament is a great opportunity.”
“The best heavyweights in the world are in STRIKEFORCE and it’s great they are doing a tournament to settle who the No. 1 heavyweight in the world is.
“I’m looking forward to fighting Overeem again. He won three belts last year. I may not be the favorite, but I feel I should be one of the favorites to win it.’’