While UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum waits for his shot at the winner of the championship bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, he had some interesting things to say about fellow heavyweight Alistair Overeem. For years fight fans speculated that he was on steroids and they all felt vindicated when he tested positive and was prevented from getting a license to fight. With two straight losses, Overeem faces a win or go home fight with Frank Mir at UFC 167, and if you ask Werdum he is a much different fighter now that he is off the juice.
Werdum told MMAFighting:
“He lacks a little bit in gas because of his steroids. He changes a lot if you take his juice off. Everybody saw what happened. Overeem is one fighter with his juice, but he changes completely without the juice. They took his powers.”
“Let’s see how he does against Frank Mir, if he changed his strategy or training. Frank Mir is not doing well recently too, but I believe Overeem will defend the takedowns and knock him out. Overeem is a good fighter, but let’s how he does without his juice.”
“I don’t like Overeem very much. Not because of the fact that we fought, but I think he’s too cocky. But he’s a good fighter, a strong guy, a good striker. I respect him for everything he has done in MMA and K-1.”
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