Martijn De Jong: If Alistair Overeem hadn't left Golden Glory, he would definitely beat Brock LesnarPosted on December 28, 2011, 04:07 PM by Joey Santosus
"If Alistair had his old team surrounding him, he would have definitely won this fight, I would have predicted a second-round TKO. Now, it's a different story. I am not involved in his camp anymore. Me knowing him well, and with all the recent events happening, it is hard to predict.
Brock is a strong, huge and amazing wrestler who can take a punch. Of course Alistair has the edge striking standing up and Brock has the edge wrestling and on the ground. ... With all of Alistair's skills and experience - he was with Golden Glory for 12 years, after all - he still might be able to pull off the W but it's not gonna be easy. Fighting is mostly a mental game. The one who will have that in place will be the victor on December 30." - For more from Martijn De Jong, visit Fighters Only Magazine
When asked for his thoughts on Alistair's Overeem's showdown with fellow Heavyweight behemoth, Brock Lesnar, the Dutchman's former trainer, Martijn De Jong, says he would have predicted a second-round TKO. Key words being, "Would have."
That was until Overeem decided to part ways with team Golden Glory, where the former Strikeforce Champion had spent 12-years mastering his craft as a mixed martial artist. Now, De Jong insists that predicting the outcome of Friday's UFC 141 main event is an entirely "different story." According to the long-time trainer, should Overeem show up mentally prepared, the skills and experience that he picked up during his time with Golden Glory "might" be enough to lead him to victory. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Will "The Reem's" departure from the Holland based camp be his downfall, or will the outcome have little to do with his move Stateside?
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