" ... the fight starts standing. I’ll train standing as on the ground, but I’ll give more emphasis to the ground. I like to train and fight standing, and it hasn’t that thing of taking the fight directly to the ground. It’s difficult to take Overeem to the ground. In the other time that we fought, I couldn’t give him any takedown, and he took me down five times, so I was forced to fight standing with him. The strategy is this, take to the ground as soon as possible and submit.... I know he’s heavier and stronger, but there is one thing: the stronger and heavier, the guy can get tired fast. In our other fight, he gave me a heat in the first round and began to get tired in the second. I can use this strategy too, just wait for him to get tired, but if I have how to finalize before, I will."
-- Chute Boxe-trained Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum talks strategy with Tatame.com for his upcoming fight against Strikeforce World Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem at "Carano vs. Cyborg" from the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif., on Aug. 15. "Vai Cavalo" holds a second round submission win over the hulk from Holland when they tangled at PRIDE: "Total Elimination Absolute" in May 2006. Will lightning strike twice one month from today or has the "Demolition Man" now just too much to handle?