UFC on FOX 13’s Alistair Overeem Discusses Recent Setbacks, “Sometimes You Fall Down”
By FCF Staff
Although Alistair Overeem has been stopped in three of his last four fights, and his UFC title shot hopes have been severely setback, the heavyweight appears to be upbeat heading into his next fight.
The Dutch fighter is scheduled to face his countryman Stefan Struve on December 13th, at UFC on FOX 13, and while discussing his recent struggles with UFC.com, Overeem stated:
“Sometimes you fall down, but you put in the work and you come back,” Overeem said. “I’m 34 years old. If I would be injured, yes, maybe, but I still love what I do – I love working and improving. I’m an athlete, I’m a fighter, I’m a champion – this is what I do.”
Overeem is coming off an opening round, stoppage loss to Ben Rothwell in September, which followed his first training camp with the renowned Jackson-Wink MMA team in New Mexico.
“Everything went so well – I felt great,” Overeem added in the aforementioned story. “Of course you have some minor hiccups, but that’s in every fight camp. I felt great. I improved a lot, changed my diet a little bit. I felt great. I had the sparring partners – everything was there.”
UFC on FOX 13 will be hosted by the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The card will feature former heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos taking on Stipe Miocic in the main event.