Overeem Exudes Confidence At UFC 146 Press Conference
Today’s UFC 146 press conference had an aura of greatness surrounding it as six of the UFC’s top heavyweights sat down and talked to both media and fans. UFC 146 will be the UFC’s version of a throwback to the glory days of boxing, when everyone wanted to see two big guys punching one another until one of them dropped. On May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Alistair Overeem will be looking to drop the champion Junior Dos Santos. Sporting an MMA record of 36-11, and 1 NC, he is currently riding a 12 fight unbeaten streak. Most recently Overeem easily dispatched former UFC champion Brock Lesnar via strikes in the first round at UFC 141. His time spent fighting in the K1 organization has given him considerable stand up experience heading into what may well be the biggest fight of his career. Dana White commented on the matchup saying, “Dos Santos has never dealt with someone that throws kicks and knees, and works the clinch the way Alistair Overeem does. I’m really curious to see how Dos Santos handles it.”
Fans in the crowd were allotted three questions one of which was aimed at Overeem. UFC fan Jason Romero asked “How is training with the Blackzillians different from training with Golden Glory?” Overeem jokingly answered, “Blackzillians, more blacks, more Brazilians. The difference is Golden Glory consisted mostly of K1 guys and I had to fly a lot of training partners in. Blackzilians have everything in house.”
“The Reem” seemed fairly confident in his chances throughout the press conference and media interviews. When asked if he felt like a win here would make him the best heavyweight of all time, Overeem calmly stated, “Yeah, undisputed heavyweight champion.” His level of confidence going into this fight makes you wonder what he knows something that we don’t. The one thing that we do know is that the winner of this fight not only walks away the UFC heavyweight champ, but will also have the accolade of being the best heavyweight striker in mixed martial arts.