It’s commonly known throughout the mixed martial arts community that the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship has gone undefended for quite some time now. Just shy of two years to be exact. Now with the recent addition of men such as Fedor Emelianenko, Fabricio Werdum, Brett Rogers and others, the spotlight shining on current heavyweight Strikeforce title holder Alistair Overeem is shining brighter than ever before.
No stranger to Overeem, Brailian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum has his own thoughts on the reasons behind why the man he holds a previous submission victory over has managed to avoid fighting on American soil for this extensive amount of a time.
“I cannot be 100-percent right about the reason he is taking so long to solve his issues and come to fight, but it seems either that the gummy berry juice he is taking to give him super powers is (causing) him to avoid fighting here in America or he is afraid of having no arms to fight after facing me one more time,” said Werdum in a recent conversation with MMA Weekly.
Being the gentleman he is, and understanding Overeem’s attachment to the belt, Werdum would be happy to allow Alistair to salvage a keepsake from his time spent as champion should the two meet in the future, explaining,”I will let him take some pictures with my belt and he will be able to keep good memories from his time as a Strikeforce champion.”
As it stands right now, Overeem has several kickboxing bouts set up overseas through the end of this year, but no news is available as to when he will be able to defend the Strikeforce heavyweight title.