Alistair Overeem still set on the UFC Heavyweight title

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

The former K-1 and Strikeforce champ has had some set backs since coming to the UFC but he thinks beating Travis Brown is the first step on his climb to the UFC Heavyweight title.

Coming to the UFC has been anything but a dream come true for former K-1 kickboxing and Strikeforce HW champ Alistair Overeem. First he failed a surprise urine test and lost his UFC 146 title shot against then-champ Junior dos Santos. Then he lost to Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.

But the Reem is a cup is half full kind of guy and going into his UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen bout against Travis Browne, he's confident and has his eye on the prize, per Damon Martin:

"Yes absolutely (this is a fresh start)," Overeem said. "I believe that both Browne and myself are top ranked fighters and the winner of this fight will be one step closer in getting a title shot, so in that sense I know this fight can put me right on track as I still have one goal in life and that's becoming the UFC heavyweight champion.

"I know there are more fighters going after that number one spot but with the nature of the sport anything can happen. So my main focus is my next fight and afterwards we will see who or when I will be fighting next."

What do you think? Is Reem destined to be the only fighter to ever wear both the UFC and K-1 belts?

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