Strikeforce: Alistair Overeem is ready to 'close the debate' on his ranking after a win over Fabricio Werdum - MMAmania.com
by Jesse Holland
"You canít use mathematics in fighting. You have to fight the person yourself to say that you are the better man. But I have to agree that a win over Werdum will close the debate if Iím a Top 10 fighter or not. I heard him saying that Iím his son, but I don't understand what he really means. I think he means that heís superior then me, because he beat me a couple of years ago. I think itís a lost in translation thing. My main focus is on winning the Strikeforce tournament, so UFC is not on my mind right now. Iíve always stated that the Heavyweight division in Strikeforce has the best fighters and I still think so. But still, it would be foolish to say that the UFC heavyweight fighters are not good. The guys you named are all very dangerous fighters that can finish fights. Carwin has great knockout power, Brock is a great wrestler and athlete, Frank Mir improved his stand-up and has a good ground game and the champion Cain Velasquez is very durable and has great wrestling. So those fighters are world-class for sure."