Overeem: Fight with Stefan Struve is going to be fireworks!
Only two weeks after losing a match against Ben Rothwell, Alistair Overeem accepted a new gig. His new opponent will be Stefan Struve at an event headlined by Stipe Miočić and Junior dos Santos scheduled for December 13.
Ever since he joined the world’s leading MMA promotion, Overeem scored only two victories and suffered three defeats while many claim his following match could decide upon his future in the UFC.
"You put in the work and you come back. I'm 34 years old. If I would be injured, yes, maybe, but I still love what I do – I love working and improving. I'm an athlete, I'm a fighter, I'm a champion – this is what I do. I think there's a couple different ways you can look at the results. These results are not good, I totally agree. Would I like to have other results? Of course I would like to have other results – I'm a winner. I like winning. I enjoy winning and I put in the work to win. However, winning is not just a matter of work; it's a combination of factors: it's your sparring partners, your coaches, your diet – it's the whole package, even your personal life. In that sense, it's a continuous building of a puzzle and I think that the puzzle is very good right now", said Overeem.
This time Overeem is to fight his country man. Stefan Struve has not been in the Octagon ever since he fought Mark Hunt due to heart issues.
“I don’t have any problems fighting a fellow Dutchman at all, (Stefan Struve) is a nice guy, but we’ve never trained together. It’s work. It’s business .Of course, we’re going to have to be extra sharp, but I’m very motivated to be fighting my fellow Dutchman Stefan Struve and I can tell you that it is going to be fireworks”, concluded Overeem.