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Brock Told JDS That the Power of Overeem’s Kicks and Knees Threw Him Off His Game

(“Oof…right in the diverticulitis!”)

Most fans and pundits who watched Friday night’s UFC 141 main event between former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar and Octagon newcomer Alistair Overeem were amazed that Brock didn’t utilize his superior wrestling to stifle the offensive attack of “The Demolition Man.”

Junior dos Santos had a brief exchange in the cage with Lesnar following his crushing defeat at the hands (and legs) of Overeem, and according to the UFC heavyweight kingpin, his newly-retired peer was rattled by the sheer power of the former DREAM, K-1 and Strikeforce champion’s kicks and knees and simply couldn’t get back on track after absorbing such an immense amount damage.

“I thought Brock would move forwards. I hoped more of him. But he told me in the Octagon he felt the knees and kicks of Overeem and that he thought he broke his rib. I saw it and it was really red,” JDS told Tatame following the event. “He told me the last couple [kicks] destabilized him. And then he wished me good luck on this title defense and that was it.”

As for his eventual meeting with “The Reem,” dos Santos doesn’t see it going the same way as Overeem’s Octagon debut and says he isn’t afraid of Alistair’s K-1-level striking.

“Each fight is different and you gotta be prepared for your next opponent the best way you can. I got to the title with much effort and I’ll do my best to remain as the champion,” he says. “Overeem is a very strong fighter, but there’s no easy fight when you’re fighting a title fight. He’s big, but he ain’t two”, concluded.

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macreadysshack- January 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm
I have no idea who who will win between Reem and JDS. All I know is that I CAN'T WAIT to see that fight. I don't think either guy has it in the bag. They are both bringing different striking skill-sets/styles in and it's going to be really really fun to watch how it shakes out.
I think RearNakedSpoon is speaking some wisdom, too.
pinkyslayer- January 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm
I'm gonna state for the record that I think you guys are really underestimating Overeem's speed and grappling ability. I see Overeem looking for the clinch and being able to secure it and land effectively. Also like someone else said above Reem will be throwing more kicks as well, we know JDS isn't too interested in taking things to the ground. Yeah JDS is faster than Overeem but do you really think he has more power in his strikes than Alistair? Either way im excited as shit for this matchup.
WARBONG- January 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm
JDS will think there's at least two Overeems after catching one of those knees with his melon.
skeletor- January 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm
I find it weird that JDS is afraid of toddlers. Didn't he used to own a toy store?
RearNakedSpoon- January 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Going for the straight knockout and not working the clinch with Werdum I mean.
RearNakedSpoon- January 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm
There is something everyone seems to be missing. Ubereem had a low stance against Brock and was not throwing kicks against Werdum. With JDS he will be utilising his full striking ability and chopping at Junior's legs. If JDS plans to shake things up by shooting he will find himself in a standing guillotine, if not then we will see something more like the Ubereem vs Rodgers.
If he does not respect their stand up he will let them hit him, if he does then he will pick them apart. JDS can defeat Ubereem but he will need to be flawless to do it.
johnny5000- January 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm
I see the Reem getting out boxed all day. When he fought Werdum I thought Werdum was getting the better of him on his feet his jab was landing and then he blew it by laying on his back like a whore trying to get the Reem to lay down with him.
Fletch the V Stretch- January 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Glad to know we all share similar opinions!

I think JDS will be HW champ for a long time.

Daddy_jeffy- January 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm
"the Power of Overeem’s Kicks and Knees Threw Him Off His Game"
edhedicus- January 2, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Go back to the Badr Hari K-1 fight, and you will see the weakness of Ubereem. JDS will stay inside, box his ears off, and neutralize the legs of Reem. When JDS touches his chin, and he will, it will be lights out!
OPIO- January 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm
JDS will be way too fast and elusive for REEM.
He'll pick him apart with jabs before he catches him with a big KO.
REEM will keep going for the clinch with no success.
This fight will be similar to Diaz brothers recent fights except with a finish, REEM will just get out boxed and eventually caught.
Fletch the V Stretch- January 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm
LOL thanks for clearing that up. I kinda thought that was where he was going with this. I still think JDS takes the fight. What about you?
amsterdamheavy- January 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm
It means hes a big motherfucker, but he isnt two people. The fight is still against one man.
Fletch the V Stretch- January 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm
"He's big, but he ain't two"

What does this mean?