Sherdog.com reporter Loretta Hunt caught up with Alistair Overeem post first round victory over Brett Rogers. Hunt questioned Overeems new calm attitude, and if he regrets not moving up in weight earlier. When asked why he feels he is the guy to beat Emelianenko, Overeem had this to say:
“There’s nobody else out there with the speed, technical ability, the sharpness. I would say I know how to turn myself into a very dangerous weapon.”
“I surround myself with people who have the same attitude, intelligent people which you can learn from and develop yourself.
“I know what I do in the gym. In the gym my sparring partners don’t really like me.”