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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 11:37 PM
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Well Fedor was much faster then Overeem. Overeem is stronger then Werdum and Fedor but with all that bulk comes slower reaction. I agree though that Overeem will probably knock out Bigfoot cause of the fact that his chin has been suspect.

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MMA math for the lol.

Bigfoot might be able to out strike small heavyweights with his huge reach atvantage but true HW fighters will stop him.


If reem stops his TD's and KO/TKO's Silva (and he should) I dont think thats a huge accomplishment, we already know reem's a better striker. Bigfoot is not all that athletic so I dont see it hitting the ground.

A BIG accomplishment would be shutting down the TD game of Cain or Brock or Carwin. I think Overeem will do well in the UFC but I dont see him taking the title and keeping it for any amout of time.

I never thought Aleksander Emelianenko was that great, his only win of note was Sergei and that was in like 05?

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Yeah, Bigfoots last two wins have been against smaller heavyweights. And let us remember that Griggs almost took him out. Also Werdum beat Bigfoot so I think if Werdum could beat him, then Overeem can beat him.

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I see Bigfoot breaking Overeem relatively easily and moving on to the finals.

I've always appreciated Overeems style, but I've never jumped on the bandwagon because I believe he is a "folder".
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Please define a folder? It's hard to break someone who has been on a role in his past few fights against ranked fighters. Not to mention that Overeem is actually athletic versus Bigfoot big.

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Please define a folder? It's hard to break someone who has been on a role in his past few fights against ranked fighters. Not to mention that Overeem is actually athletic versus Bigfoot big.
Someone who may quit or fold under adversity where a tougher fighter may not.

It doesn't mean I am detracting from what Overeem has accomplished, and I am certainly not saying he is not tough - I just highly doubt he will stand up to all of the other HW's in his way.

I think that maybe his chin is questionable. His defense is IMPECCABLE but his chin is not a HW chin from what I have seen. It's just not a fresh product.

I definitely don't WANT him to lose, I've just never had full confidence in Overeem when it comes to MMA. He's very entertaining to watch, but being touted as possible #1 seems a little transparent to me looking at his record.
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Well I dont agree, from all the fights we have watched him in I think we would have seen him "fold" already if that was the case. He has the mental ability.

Overeem is not the next Fedor either, he has solid striking skills and a good ground game but he can be beat but the fighters I would pick to do it are all in the UFC.

IMO Bigfoot is tailor made for reem to smash and he'll probably look so good doing it the forums will go crazy with fanboys but if he comes into the UFC gravity will to the rest.

MMA fans are fickle but some fighters have a following regardless of their record, I think Overeem is one of them.

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Well I dont agree, from all the fights we have watched him in I think we would have seen him "fold" already if that was the case.
We have, several times between 2005 and 2007. Since then, in mma; we've seen him CRUSH some cans, beat some good HW fighters, and squeek by on an unimpressive decision victory against his only real ranked opponent.

Yeah, he's a much different fighter at HW, but not to the degree that people want to believe. Overeem is probably not always going to be able to dominate his opponents or dictate where the fight takes place, and when he is not able to, we will probably see him fold again - Maybe even submit to punches again.

I feel weird for detracting from a guy just because "HE WON'T BE #1 ARGGGGGG" - that's not really my style, but I guess I've just had this opinion for a while about Overeem.

I can say that I sincerely hope I'm wrong because his fighting style when it works is too good to be true.
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...The only thing impressive Overeem did against Werdum was stuff his takedowns and ragdoll Fabricio around the cage. One thing is certain- nobody to this day had thrown around Bigfoot. I don't see Alistair tossin' Silva. If Overeem couldn't get off on a smaller Werdum, Antonio will be even a tougher match given his size, strength and nasty power. Mike Kyle had the blueprint, nearly beating Bigfoot. If Overeem can rock Silva and drop him, ala Kyle style, Reem has the power to finish Antonio with ground strikes. It's gonna be a tough, grueling war. Silva certainly has the tools to upset the champion if he gets top position and drops his sledgehammer fists...
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Well that was something he wasn't able to do in their first encounter. Just shows how much experience and bulking up can do. It's true Overeem won't throw around Bigfoot but Bigfoot isn't athletic.

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