UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem is a fairly soft-spoken individual despite his massive frame and ability to blast foes into unconsciousness with ease. However, he’ll be entering the Octagon tonight at UFC 156 with a bit more passion than usual, as he apparently has a personal problem with opponent Antonio Silva.
Overeem elaborated on his issue with “Bigfoot” shortly after the two had a heated face-off at the weigh-ins, telling Fuel TV he’s out to punish Silva when the cage door closes.
“For me, I didn’t have a problem with him, but then I hear stories that he’s been trying to fight me for two years and he doesn’t like me, this and that. And I ran into him a year ago and he gave me a hug. I dislike fake people. If you don’t like me, don’t come up to me and give me a handshake and a hug. Just tell me you don’t like me and stay away.”
“I’m gonna f*cking destroy him, that’s what I’m gonna do.”
Watch Overeem’s full reaction below:
SOURCE: Fuel TV
PHOTO CREDIT: UFC