Alistair Overeem did his first interview since losing a very close decision to K-1 star Remy Bonjasky. In the interview, Overeem talks about what he would have done different in that fight, what he wants to do next, explains why he's bigger, and more. Here's a couple of excerpts:
DreamFighters.com: If you had to fight him again, what would you do different?
Alistair Overeem: I would throw some more punching combinations, I was to focussed on my game plan, but I actually knocked him down in round two with a right left right combo.
I agree with him here, if he would have let his hands go a little more he would have done well. It's interesting that he mentions knocking Bonjasky down in the second round. I thought it was a knockdown as well, however, the judges and/or referee didn't see it that way. I still think the fight deserved at least another round.
DreamFighters.com: (Fan Question) Many people and critics say you have been taking performance enhancing drugs. What do you have to say about that and to those people?
Alistair Overeem: I have been tested everytime everywere I fight, I have gained weight because I always have been a heavyweight. I was about 103 kg when loosing 10kg to fight at 93 kg/205 lbs. After my last fight in the states I gained about 4 kg per year. But its still easy for me to loose 10kg or gain quickly.
K-1 tests for illegal substances? For you that are too lazy to do the math, he was about 226lbs when he was cutting weight to make the LHW limit at 205lbs. According to him, he gained 8-9lbs per year after his last fight in the states. Which just happened to be in November 2007 against Paul Buentello, when he won the Strikeforce HW title. I used to lift pretty hardcore in college, but I don't think I ever put on 8-9lbs of solid muscle in one year. Then again, I was eating all types of junk food while only taking protein powder and creatine as supplements for the most part. So I don't know how it would turn out if I followed a very strict regimen/diet(I'm assuming Overeem does this as well). So with that said, what do you think?