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The Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC has put Heavyweight fighters Alistair Overeem and former champion Frank Mir up against each other at UFC 167 in a match where both fighters will be looking for victory as they find themselves in a dire situation after enduring a lackluster few outings in the UFC.
And it seems that the match will have a lot more to it than meets the eye, and it won’t definitely be another match where a former contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship in Overeem and a former UFC Heavyweight champion in Mir will go head to head against each other to secure their footing in the division.
And during a recent interview with a Mixed Martial Arts outlet, the Dutchman opened about the match and the future that it holds for him. According to Alistair Overeem, he wasn’t planning to return to the UFC Octagon so soon after his knockout loss at the hands of Travis Browne recently but he is still confident of getting past Mir.
In fact, he is so confident of his win against Mir that he went as far as stating that he would be willing to walk away from the promotion if he failed to beat him. According to The Demolition Man, if he loses to Frank Mir, he will have to find something else to do.
He stated that he just lost his last match inside the Octagon and was just thinking about what he could for the next few days and was even considering taking some time off and go off on a vacation. Alistair Overeem admitted that the fight has come a lot sooner than he had expected and stated that he was hoping it would be scheduled for December or January but he is still fine with it.
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Former UFC Middleweight Championship contender Chael Sonnen thinks the new UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman has the legendary Anderson Silva’s number and will beat him regardless how many more times they square off against each other in the future. Speaking on MMA Fighting, the self proclaimed American Gangster has stated that the legendary Brazilian’s time at the top of the Mixed Martial Arts world has come and gone.
According to the American, there is something to be understood here, the Brazilian knocked out cold. He went on to add that it is not a fight involving Mike Tyson where once one got hit, he could stay down for the referee to count till ten before he got up again. Sonnen, who was defeated twice by Anderson stated that the Brazilian had two choices in front of him during the match: he could either go all out and get beaten up or he could clown around and get beaten up.
Chael Sonnen went on to state that he doesn’t have anything against Anderson Silva and in his opinion; he is one of the best fighters ever. However, he believes Anderson is not Chris Weidman and he will never be.
Weidman inflicted the first knockout defeat to Anderson Silva in his career at UFC 162, which was also his first loss in the Octagon since he joined the promotion, having held a seventeen match winning streak. This streak also included ten successful defenses of the UFC Middleweight Championship, two of which were against Chael Sonnen.
Dana White, the president of the UFC has already announced a rematch for the title between the two at UFC 168 in Las Vegas but according to Sonnen, no matter how many times Anderson meets the American, he will never be able to get the better of him.