“I’m a positive guy. I see things through a positive lens. It can be really, really the best thing that ever happened to the sport, if it’s used positive, and I see that happening.
If it’s used negative, then it’s going to be a downfall. But I don’t see that happening. I see this as a good thing, a good development.
We’re going to have to wait and see how it works out.
The fans are going to get to see the fights that are most appealing to them. I think this is what the sport needs to grow… “
Overeem said he expects the deal to produce exciting match-ups for fans and says his focus remains on Fabricio Werdum. Overeem faces Werdum in June as part of the ongoing Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum is set to take place June 18th from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
That card will be headlined by the quarterfinal elimination bout between Heavyweight Champ Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum.
The co-main event will feature Josh Barnett and Brett Rogers going head to head in their own quarterfinal match-up.