MMAWeekly.com caught up with Alistair Overeem while he was at the open workouts in Las Vegas, training for his UFC 141 showdown with Brock Lesnar.
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Okay that is a big man. Brock is going to be hit harder than he’s ever been hit in his life. This will be his last fight for sure. A mysterious illness will shortly ensue.
Muscle size doesn’t matter in the case of punching power. Flexibility in hips, and the in rest of your body is crucial, along with technique. Mike Tyson was 220-230lbs in most of his fights and generated the greatest power of any heavyweight because of his hips and technique.
The only fighters in MMA that seem to poses world class boxing technique are that of those out of Black House or formerly.
Overeem is basically the darker version of Brock Lesnar turned striker instead of wrestler. Yet gives up 20lbs of size to the larger Brock, has no chin or gas tank. Overeem hasn’t fought anyone big since Pride. He went into K1 because he was getting his ass handed to him in MMA. Overeems biggest assets are not his hands, its the leg kicks, knee’s and his guillotine. These are things that counter take downs very well, and who wins this fight is based on whether or not Brock has an answer for those.