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UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum has lashed out at former two-time opponent Alistair Overeem concerning PED use and his strength of character. What set him off?
This is why either Brazilians need to learn English or Americans need to improve their Portuguese.
Current top UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum has some serious history with Alistair Overeem, defeating him once in Pride and losing to him in a lackluster quarterfinal bout last year in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. Let's just say he's not a fan.
"Bigfoot Silva is my friend. I want him to win. I think Bigfoot puts Overeem on the ground. Overeem has good stand up. I think [Alistair] is scared when he gets to the ground. 100 percent I think Bigfoot wins the fight."
Overeem is currently unlicensed following a pre-fight test in which he had elevated testosterone which cancelled his potential UFC 146 title fight against Junior dos Santos. This didn't sit well with Werdum who wasn't shy about his opinion on the former K-1 Grand Prix Champion's prior use of "the special juice."
"For sure, the time in 2006, when I fought with him. For sure he was on the juice again. The special juice. All the time he's on the special juice. I don't know. In Japan it's not like here in the U.S.A. There's a lot of control, I like that, but in 2006 in Japan, in Pride there was control, but not 100 percent. They had tests but don't find the drugs."
But that's not all.
Win or lose against "Bigfoot" Silva, a fight between Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos seems fated to happen at some point. If you want Werdum's opinion on that potential fight, it will all come down to who has the bigger heart and according to "Vai Cavalo," Overeem bleeds yellow.
"Yes, maybe Dos Santos knocks down [Overeem]. I think this because Dos Santos has good boxing, he's a smart guy, very confident in his stand up. I know Alistair Overeem was a champ at K-1 with good stand-up too, but I don't think Overeem doesn't have a big heart. Dos Santos has a big heart, Overeem has a chicken heart."
Those are some pretty harsh words from Werdum. Do you think he's just got an ax to grind after an unflattering defeat at the hands of Overeem last year, or does he have a point?