If the UFC can assemble Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar after Brock’s intestine was literally leaking into his stomach then there is no reason for us not to see Ubereem vs. Fedor by the end of 2011. After Ubereem defeated Rogers at Strikeforce Heavy Artillery, he stated ‘There’s nobody else out there with the speed, technical ability and the sharpness [to beat Fedor], I know how to turn myself into a very dangerous weapon‘. A few months later, we saw Fedor vs. Werdum and the ending made everyone’s head explode simultaneously, regardless of location. Everyone’s living room was just filled with a pool of brains, eyebrows and bone fragments.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Alistair Overeem is so immense of a fight that even its subtle mention sends fear into the hearts of every meter-maid who has ever served you a parking violation. This fight is the quintessential heavyweight match-up the world has waited for and if it doesn’t go down under the Strikeforce banner, the terrorists will win. Alistair Overeem’s coach, Martijn de Jong, shares your frustration — and it’s frustrating.