source | MMAFightcorner.com
Currently, Overeem stands at #7 overall in the division. He realizes a win over Rothwell would help him to start working his way back to into title talks. Until that happens, he said he’s not willing to call out anyone.
“A title is my goal. I think this fight and the last fight against Frank Mir are the beginning of this title run. Obviously, I came from two losses, so a title run is a bunch of fights, a bunch of wins. And actually Frank is the first one and Ben a second one. Who comes after? I don’t know. That’s something that’s up to the UFC and that’s something that will become clear after this fight.”
“I always aim for the knockout against the opponent. I have a couple of game plans, of course, I can’t disclose that. But I have a couple of game plans and all the game plans end with me finishing Ben, first or second round. Definitely not a decision, three rounds.”