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Cain Velasquez anxious to mix it up with Alistair Overeem

Alistair OvereemFor a long time talk was all about UFC heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem throwing down inside the Octagon. Now, with Cain Velasquez dismantling Dos Santos in a December 29 tilt, attention has turned towards the possibility of the Velasquez duking it out with “The Demolition Man” at some point in 2013.

Fans can add Velasquez to the list of people eager to see the match-up materialize, though of course Overeem still has to get by Antonio Silva in a few weeks when the two tussle at UFC 156.

“Overeem, his stand-up is really good. Good knees, big guy, strong guy,” said Velasquez to ESPN Chicago of his interest in putting his skills up against the Dutchman’s. “I just want to keep fighting the best guys, and he’s been that person for a while.”

Velasquez also added that he isn’t concerned about Overeem potentially having a banned substance in his system if the two fight even though the hard-hitting heavyweight recently received a license to fight after a nine-month suspension related to testosterone use.

“As a professional, as a fan as well, I want to see the best guys fight each other, but I also want it fair,” stated Velasquez of his comfort with the drug testing process.

Overeem will be on a twelve-tilt winning streak if he defeats Silva on February 2. He holds an overall record of 36-11 with 34 finishes in comparison to Velasquez’s 11-1 mark with nine stoppages.


  • Angry Mike says:

    Sic ’em, Cain.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    G n p all night long if rua can do it cains gonna do it.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    In all fairness, rua did it before Overeem found horsemeat right?

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Exactly, it was a smaller Overeem that lost to Rua and Chuck among others, and then he was huge, fought cans in MMA, and ruled in K1. He then had a bit of a good run in a lackluster fight with Werdum after mauling a now exposed Brett Rogers, and a pity win against an obviously strike scared Brock Lesnar. Then a drug suspension…..I don’t care what anyone says, Overeem sucks and Cain and JDS will devastate him. He didn’t have the skills in the day to beat the top LHW’s and his inflated but now drug deprived physique and K1 success will not save him from Cain “THE LAWNMOWER” Cain!!! (he needs to use that so bad!!!

  • moosebaby02 says:

    The Lawnmower. I like that one landlord.
    Reem has no chance. He has always been overrated to me. K1 and MMA is a different monster alone. Cain is going to just pick him up and just stomp him in to a coma

  • THEGUNNER says:

    I dont think he ll get passed big foot. Fedor didnt and imagine when bigfoot retires he can say he beat fedor and reem.

  • Niv says:

    I for one am not ready to sell Reem short here. He has all the tools to blast Cain into a coma and has the big knees that are a threat to anyone ducking in for a takedown.

    Cain has a huge advantage in the cardio department and should win if he’s successful with his takedowns, however if he keeps it standing I say bye, bye Cain, hello JDS vs Reem!

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Yeah, many of you are letting your personal feelings towards Reem cloud your judgement. He’s going to tear thru Big Foot the way he toyed with Rogers, Duffee & Brock. At that point, it’s a tougher call. I think Cain will avoid Reem’s early assault and eventually use his superior cardio to impose his will and defend his belt, but Reem is certainly capable of taking out any HW on the planet.


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