Imposing Dutchman Alistair Overeem has never been one to shy away from speaking about the supreme confidence he carries with him into the ring every time he fights whether as a multi-title wearing MMA champion or K-1 kickboxing stud.
True to form, Overeem was recently asked for his prediction on how he envisions his UFC 141 fight unfolding, a bout in which he’ll face former UFC heavyweight king Brock Lesnar.
“I’m very confident,” Overeem explained in an interview with FightStar TV. “It’s going to be a knockout victory in the first round. He’s not going to get out of the first round. It will not come to the second round.”
Overeem’s words may seem a bit brash but the is certainly some precedence involved when considering Lesnar was stopped by Cain Velasquez in the opening round of their championship clash via strikes while also being rocked by Shane Carwin early a fight prior.
Though Overeem acknowledged the threat Lesnar represents he still feels he has what it takes to send fans home happy on December 30 with a highlight reel finish.
“He’s a strong guy, he’s a very dangerous guy. But, I think I’ve got what it takes to stop him. And I got what it takes to stop him in the first round.”
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