Fabricio Werdum says Alistair Overeem was ‘impressively strong’, it was like ‘hitting a wall’

I don’t want Sunny-D, I want the purple stuff. I’m that kid in that commercial who is disappointed that his friends chose Sunny-D over a pitcher of purple liquid. I don’t need essential vitamins and minerals. I need my tongue dyed purple accompanied with an extreme sugar rush. I like the purple stuff. I’ll drink the purple stuff. Sunny-D is for rich people.

The clash of fighting styles in last week’s Strikeforce Grand-Prix is synonymous to the eternal struggle of ‘purple stuff’ or ‘Sunny-D.’ Both have their redeeming values, but it’s obvious that one beverage is astronomically more powerful than the other. In this example, Alistair Overeem is the purple stuff, and in this interview with Sherdog, Werdum admits that he just couldn’t match Overeem’s strength.

I felt he was much, much stronger than me. I tried to take him down many times, with double-legs, single-legs… but it was like hitting a wall. He was impressively strong. It wasn’t a lack of training. I worked hard with Mark Munoz, I took down everyone at the gym, but it was different in the fight. I just tried to pull him to my guard after I failed on my takedown attempts. I gotta get stronger to keep fighting at the highest level of heavyweight.”

“Pezao [Bigfoot Silva] will beat him. I thought Overeem was going to show more, hit harder, but he didn’t. I suffered a lot because he’s much stronger than me, but Silva is naturally stronger. If [Silva] has a good camp and gets prepared well, he’ll take this fight for sure.”

Yeah, don’t think Fabricio Werdum is a big fan of Alistair Overeem after last week’s loss (or before that). Keep in mind that it was Werdum who handed Bigfoot Silva his second loss in his career, so by MMA math that would mean — Nick Diaz beats GSP. [Source]

Published on June 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm
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