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GnP 09-12-2009 10:16 AM

Werdum thinks Overeem ducking fight
Fabricio Werdum planned to make his August Strikeforce debut by challenging champion Alistair Overeem for his Strikeforce heavyweight belt. He did end up fighting at the Aug. 15 event, but against journeyman Mike Kyle, not Overeem.

The Dutch fighter cited a re-aggravated injury to his hand, originating in a bar brawl, as the reason for withdrawing from the fight.

Overeem has since been confirmed to fight Peter Aerts in a K-1 kickboxing bout on Sept. 26 in Seoul, Korea.

Werdum isn’t buying the injury.

“Overeem is running from the fight; I am pretty sure about that,” Werdum proclaimed to

“I cannot be 100-percent right about the reason he is taking so long to solve his issues and come to fight, but it seems either that the gummy berry juice he is taking to give him super powers is (causing) him to avoid fighting here in America or he is afraid of having no arms to fight after facing me one more time.”

The two met in Japan more than three years ago in the Pride 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix. Werdum submitted Overeem with a Kimura shoulder lock in just under four minutes of the second round.

“There is no sense he takes so long to come and fight in America," said Werdum.

Overeem became the first ever Strikeforce heavyweight champion in November 2007 by causing Paul Buentello to submit to repeated knee strikes to the body. He has not fought in the U.S. since, instead taking fights in Japan and the Netherlands.

"I want to say to him that if comes, face me and lose,” Werdum stated. “I will let him take some pictures with my belt and he will be able to keep good memories from his time as a Strikeforce champion."

David_Banner 09-12-2009 01:51 PM

Hahahah YES! Somewhere, right now, Crocop is smiling.

Josh 09-12-2009 05:30 PM

True or not that is one of the best things I have read in a while.

Maldonado136 09-12-2009 05:45 PM

hes not ducking werdum hes ducking the steroid test.

Jason 16 09-12-2009 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by Maldonado136 (Post 67261)
hes not ducking werdum hes ducking the steroid test.

he is ducking both

David_Banner 09-13-2009 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Jason 16 (Post 67287)
he is ducking both

Indeed :happy0159:

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