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| | Antonio Silva to Alistair Overeem: 'This Is Not Kickboxing
Antonio Silva to Alistair Overeem: 'This Is Not Kickboxing' | Bleacher Report
In the meantime, Silva seems to believe his richer, more multidisciplinary training and competition background could make the difference against Overeem, who rose to fame as a kickboxer. |
"He’s a tough guy and he’s got great striking. But this is not kickboxing," Silva said Monday during a UFC media conference call covered by Bleacher Report. "This is not K-1. This is MMA."
The two heavyweight sluggers face off near the top of the ultra-stacked UFC 156 main card, going down Feb. 2 from Las Vegas.
Silva may be interested in a return engagement of his own, with heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez, who welcomed Silva to the UFC with a bloody TKO in May. But Silva said Monday he's not worrying about that one, either—at least for now. |
"I don't care about the title shot now," Silva said. "My fight is with Overeem. I want to fight him. I waited for this fight for two years...After that, I will think about Cain Velasquez."
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