Alistair Overeem will be doing a weekly blog on Yahoo! Sports as he prepares for his UFC 141 bout with Brock Lesnar. In his first installment he talks about how happy he is that Lesnar is in shape after his battles with diverticulitis because he wants to fight another "big man" like him.
There's also this gem where Overeem talks about his confidence to destroy Lesnar, even though he respects him:
But I don't underestimate this man. Winning UFC belt from Randy Couture in his fourth pro MMA fight and defending it against Frank Mir and Shane Carwin was very impressive. I am also impressed by Lesnar's fighting spirit; he has twice come back from a very serious illness and fought very tough opposition right away. He obviously has a lot of confidence in himself in fighting me after more than a year out and surgery on his stomach, and I admire that about him, but I am even more confident in myself. I will knock this guy out.
He is great at takedowns and controlling people on the ground, but he I can stop his takedowns and he is no match for me on the feet.
I am going to rip Brock Lesnar apart, piece by piece.
If it wasn't for all the other great fights happening first, this would make me want to fast forward to December 30.