It's a fight "Demolition Man" wanted after signing with the world's largest fight promotion and one he'll get in less than two days. There is however, one fight he really wanted before signing with ZUFFA that he couldn't get, no matter how many times he asked for it.
That's what happens when you negotiate with "dickheads that are just using tricks."
It's a bargaining tool Overeem claims the management at M-1 Global used to make coordinating a fight against famed Russian "Emperor" Fedor Emelianeko nothing short of impossible.
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"I really wanted the Fedor fight to happen. I challenged him on two different occasions, before he fought Werdum and immediately after. Unfortunately the fight didn't happen and I basically let it go. He was the one I wanted to fight. Me versus Brock was something I heard the fans speak about for a long time. Now that I'm with the UFC this is my first fight so that was one of the fights I wanted."
Overeem gets into more detail, after the jump.
Sounds like Overeem really wanted to be the first fighter to defeat Emelianenko.
Now three other people have done it over the past year-and-a-half and a win over the former PRIDE heavyweight champion just doesn't hold as much value these days.
But what a bout a win over Brock Lesnar?
Time will tell.
Find out more on the pending heavyweight headliner and the rest of the UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" fight card by clicking here.
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