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Fabricio Werdum: Alistair Overeem a different fighter after running out of ‘special juice’

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Fabricio Werdum: Alistair Overeem a different fighter after running out of ‘special juice’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will complete his trilogy against ex-Strikeforce titleholder Alistair Overeem when they run it back at the upcoming UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) event on July 8, 2017, inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But don’t expect the same “Reem” as before.

“I see Overeem as a lot smarter than before,” Werdum told AG. Fight for FloCombat. “He used to believe in his strength as he was taking that special juice in the morning. Now he’s out of juice. It’s different. He’s still a very dangerous fighter, but I see that he tires more. Overeem always had this thing where he would wear out a lot, his strikes are always 100 percent, and that makes him tire faster.”

“Demolition Man’s” last fight may suggest otherwise.

Overeem (42-15, 1 NC) — embroiled in TRT controversy back in 2012 — is coming off a third-round knockout win over veteran striker Mark Hunt, his fifth victory in his last six fights. Werdum (21-6-1), meanwhile, won seven of his last eight.

Both fighters are even at one apiece … so who takes the rubber match?

Source:: mma mania