Originally Posted by xvanquish
One of my favorite fighters to watch in the pride era, Alistair is always reliable to push the action with great striking and decent sub game. You can always count on Alistair to absolutely crush cans but he sure as hell hasnt done very well against top tier fighters BUT he has looked pretty damn good in his last few fights and is absolutely massive looking as a heavyweight.
He looked great against CroCop until he smashed his balls into his stomach but for a heavyweight his speed and kickboxing skills are easily among the best. If Alistair can come into his own as a heavyweight Id say he will at least put on a damn good fight against Fedor since Alistair is pretty much strikeforces only hope for a decent match against the last emperor.
Overeem has a very underrated ground game too.
He's a solid fighter. Not the best in the world. But probably better than most HW fighters. He's way underrated, that's for sure.
Originally Posted by ericr
I might show him some love if he stopped doing the roids. Also his backing out of fights in the US show what type of person he is... which is.. one that refuses to fight unless he can roid up. Yea to me, he deserves no love.
You do realize that backing out of US fights isn't really proof that he's a "roid-monkey" right?
Aside from injury, there are plenty of reasons to not what to fight in the US.
The US has red-tape like you wouldn't believe! For all the talk about land of the free, you guys sure do like to regulate a lot. It's a headache just trying to right a contract in the US, so I can think of a few other reasons why he doesn't want to fight in North America other than that you guys test for steroids - like so many other places.