It was great (his training preparation), I was about to finish it. Even Wanderlei came here another day to help me. I’ve earned my black belt on Muay Thai. The other day Wanderlei came here at the gym and, when I saw him, he was putting his gloves on. He’s still recovering from his injury, so we did one Boxing round. You don’t have any idea, I’ve been hurt on my head a lot… He baptized me too (laughs).
(Is he ready for Overeem's striking)
Absolutely… That time I fought Overeem (in 2006, on Pride), we were different people, but it’s normal that the Guy has evolved. I could see him evolving, but I’m also evolved. I’m not worried about the guy I’m fighting, I worry about me. If Rafael gave me a Muay Thai black belt it’s because I’m a black belt, but I think it’s not the time for me to prove it. The guy’s just won K-1, I won’t strike with him. But anything can happen… Check out Napao (Gabriel Gonzaga) against Mirko (Cro Cop) for instance… The goal is the same, and it’ll be my month.
Do you'll think Werdum can defeat Overeem yet again, or will the champ of three different organizations be to much for him? For full interview, go to Tatame.com