Alistair Overeem appears to have his eyes set towards the USA this year as he will be a participant in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and talked to MMAJunkie.com about his placement in the tournament as well as fighting in the USA and Japan:
“All the fighters in that tournament are good, so there are no easy fights,” he said. “I'm a little surprised about it, and I don't know why this bracket is designed this way, but my job is to fight. I'm not picking opponents, so if that's the way they made the bracket, so be it.”
What's to become of the work that Overeem has done in K-1 and DREAM? Will he defend his new belts this year?
“When my schedule allows it, I will always try to find more fights,” he said. “I