Former Strikeforce and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, after years of yearning by fans, is finally set to make his mark in the Octagon. He steps in the cage with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar on Friday night at UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Overeem, during his tenure at Strikeforce, had always wanted to fight Fedor Emelianenko, but that never happened.
When he signed on with the UFC, he was offered a title shot, but refused to wait in the wings for his turn at the plate.
Then Lesnar’s name was put forth.
“Immediately I got enthusiastic, said yes,” Overeem told MMAWeekly.com in an exclusive one-on-one interview on Tuesday. So now the powerful Dutch striker will debut against the former WWE superstar.
Watch the video below for Alistair Overeem’s exclusive interview with Ryan McKinnell for MMAWeekly.com…