source | MMAJunkie.com
“I’m really not that impressed by him,” Overeem said on the UFC on FOX 13 “Road to the Octagon” special (watch the full “Road to the Octagon” episode). “I’m a striker, and I like to knock people out. I’m going to knock him out in the first 30 seconds.”
“I know myself, I’ve had setbacks before, but I fight through them,” Overeem said. “There are always going to be critical people. They have all the right to be critical. It’s my right to not give a damn. You keep your back straight, chin on your chest, and do the best you can.”
“My thing is, I want to win. I’m a winner,” he said. “Why don’t you win? Is that because I don’t work hard and put the effort in? That’s not it. I know I put the effort and the energy in and do my best.
“I can’t wait until fight day. I am a striker and I do like to knock people out. I want to knock him out in the first 30 seconds. I’m a mean motherf-cker, and it’s going to come out in the fight.”