Monday, December 5, 2022

Alistair Overeem Declines Bout With Fedor, Fighting K-1 Instead

It looks like fans that might have been expecting to see Fedor Emelianenko challenge Alistair Overeem for the Strikeforce Heavyweight title following a tweet from the Fedor camp stating they wanted Overeem in December won't be seeing the bout or Overeem in the USA for the rest of the year for that matter as the “Demolition Man” will be fighting in K-1 too close out the year:

“I've stated many times that Strikeforce was my number one priority, but after Fedor lost to Werdum, I had no intention of fighting somebody other than Werdum. I came to the States to challenge the winner of the fight and that was Werdum, so no need to fight somebody else. Furthermore, I like K-1 very much and there are not many opportunities to stay fighting in K-1, so I want to fight if I still can. One of my goals is to be K-1 champion and this is my chance.”