Let’s not sleep on Fabricio Werdum’s predictions this time. Almost a year ago to this day, he told everyone that he will make history by defeating Fedor and he even told us how he would do it. Everyone ignored the guy until June 26, 2010, the night that everyone was stuck in their trademark ‘WTF pose’ for upwards of an hour. Now in an interview with TATAME Magazine, Werdum is proclaiming that he will defeat Overeem and even tells us the method in which he will do it.
“The expectations are as high as they can get. Being trained I can fight anyone. I’ve changed my mind. Before I entered there thinking about my opponent, now I get there thinking of me, how I’ll get to him and what I can do. We both evolved a lot. Overeem evolved a lot on the floor and he’s stronger and more experienced. When we fought in 2006, I pretend to do it for a while, fooled him a bit (laughs). Now I’m training a lot my bang but it still isn’t good for me to bang with him. The guy has just won K-1, so I’ll try to go for the ground, even because he was training his bang a lot and he didn’t have enough time to improve his ground game for this fight with me.”
“The fight will be very tactic, it’ll be like the one of 2006 and I’ll catch him again, you can bet on it. I’ll beat him with my game plan and smartness. The longer it gets, the better it is for be because he has a background that proves he’s not resistant. I’ll tire him up, bring him to the ground and finish the fight.”
According to what Josh Barnett told us a couple months ago in this video, let’s just hope Vai Cavalo doesn’t face The Baby Faced Assassin in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand-Prix.