Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Thinks Alistair Overeem Is Not Big Enough To Beat Junior Dos Santos

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Yesterday we saw Bas Rutten say that Alistair Overeem would lose to Junior dos Santos because of having a "glass jaw" and now today we can add Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to those picking dos Santos. This time not due to being "chinny" but because he isn't big enough.

Via Tatame:

Junior dos Santos will defend his title against Alistair Overeem in the middle of the year. What are your thoughts about that?

Cigano wins via knockout, I'm sure of that. He's a lot faster, knows how to move, he won't get that knee, and he's much more complete and has much more stamina, and that'll make a great difference. Overeem has never defeated someone as big as Cigano.

How do you see Overeem's evolution since Pride, where he fought names like Shogun, Arona and your brother, Rogerio?

Alistair Overeem is a lot bigger, stronger, more explosive, but not big enough to beat Junior dos Santos.

So now the 6'5" 260+ pound Overeem is too small for the shorter and lighter Junior dos Santos?

Interesting.

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