If there’s one thing you can say about Alistair Overeem as he heads into his UFC debut against Brock Lesnar, he’s surely not lacking confidence.
The fighter once known as ‘The Demolition Man’ will finally make his long awaited first Octagon appearance on Dec 30 against the former heavyweight champion.
Lesnar, who made a meteoric rise up the heavyweight ranks and became UFC champion in only his fourth professional fight, will face a competitor in Overeem who has fought more than 45 times in the ring and cage.
“Experience advantage? Yes I do I believe I have about ten times as much,” Overeem said on Friday during the UFC 141 press conference.
Does that experience advantage lead Overeem to believe he will beat Lesnar?
Well, not only beat Lesnar, but the former Strikeforce and K-1 champion thinks he will do nothing less than destroy him.
“I’m going to tear this guy apart, piece by piece,” said Overeem.
The crowd in attendance in Santa Monica where the UFC 141 press conference was being held let out a collective scream at Overeem’s bold prediction.
“I’m happy for you,” said Lesnar to Overeem.
Chalk one up for Overeem thus far in the war of words, but it’s a different story in the cage. The two mammoth heavyweights will square off in the main event of UFC 141 on Dec 30 in Las Vegas.
The winner of the fight will face the victor from this weekend’s history UFC on Fox 1 main event between UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior Dos Santos