There’s a tape of Alistair Ubereem speaking in Dutch. The English subtitles read ‘It’s like this. No matter how tough you are, knees on your head from me you cannot swallow‘. We think a lot got lost in translation, but we do know this…dude has hydrogen bombs for knees. Getting trapped in Ubereem’s muay thai clinch must be what the universe felt shortly before the big bang created it. Alistair Ubereem is the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion and he’s eager to defend his belt. He’s also eager to silence the critics who accuse him of ducking out of fights. Dude got in a fight with five security guards inside of a Dutch bathroom, hey…it happens. It’s also important to note that that all five of those security guards were sent to the hospital. If George Bush were really looking for weapons of mass destruction, he could have just called Ubereem and told him to take it easy. Check out what Ubereem said in a Dream interview translated by MMAMania.
“If I want to prove that I am number one, I cannot bypass a fight against [Fedor]. Fedor is my idol. Having said that, I have fought others whom I have regarded as idols, and defeated them: Vitor Belfort, Igor Vovchanchyn, and Peter Aerts, for example. Though I respect my idols, I of course do not want to lose them come fight time. Fedor is a great fighter… but only in MMA. If he fought under the K-1 rule, I don’t think he would be as good as me…I am filled to the brim with confidence regarding my winning the K-1 World Grand Prix. I am self-assured that I can stage spectacular fights that will floor everyone: I will become the K-1 champion. I will accomplish an unprecedented feat in the world of combat sport and become the greatest legend. There has been many fighters who deserve the billing of ‘legend.’ Kazushi Sakuraba has always been a legend and Wanderlei Silva was the PRIDE legend. Fedor, Rickson (Gracie), and Royce (Gracie) are also legendary names. Nevertheless, when I become a legend, I want to distinguish myself from the aforementioned names and become the greatest among all the legends by becoming the number one in both K-1 and MMA — in other words, a ‘double legend.’ If I manage to accomplish the feat that no one else has, then I can rightfully be called the ‘greatest legend.’ (To all the DREAM fans) Here is the future K-1 champion: Look forward to my return to DREAM after capturing the K-1 belt.”