Alistair Overeem cautiously approaches a UFC heavyweight title shot

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In what will probably be his 59th (you learn that appropriately) skilled combined martial arts struggle, Alistair Overeem seems to be to increase his win streak to a few towards perennial heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov in the principle occasion of UFC Vegas 18.

Overeem has stated lately that that is one final run to the title earlier than calling it a profession. Whereas some fighters could put stress on themselves after making an assertion like this, at digital media day for UFC Vegas 18, Overeem stated it’s fairly the other in his specific case.

“Listen, I’m enjoying myself. I’m enjoying the walk out, the fight and everything that comes with it,” Overeem stated. “So there is not really pressure and I think that pressure also doesn’t improve your performance.”

Whereas “The Reem” has his eyes on the prize that’s the UFC heavyweight title, there’s a reasonably hefty line for who’s subsequent to struggle for it.

Francis Ngannou will probably be difficult UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in March. Jon Jones is already all however assured a title shot towards the winner of that bout. After all, you even have the winner of Derrick Lewis and Overeem’s teammate Curtis Blaydes vying for a title shot.

However Overeem is taking it one step at a time.

“Let’s fight Saturday and see what happens there,” Overeem stated. “Afterwards, we’ll talk again.”

Overeem additionally believes he solely wants a pair extra wins earlier than rightfully receiving a title shot.

“I believe after this one, we can start talking about it,” Overeem stated. “So this one, maybe one, maybe two.”

Regardless of extra hypothesis, “The Demolition Man” has been on this sport for over 20 years and he absolutely understands nothing is definite till he secures a victory over Volkov.

“Nobody knows,” Overeem stated. “Let’s just focus on Saturday and see what happens.”

Jobber Wiki creator Frank Lengthy added to this report.