Alistair Overeem: ‘I dropped weight to improve cardio’

January 30, 2014 6:12 am Leave your thoughts
Alistair Overeem

“I actually dropped some weight. I wanted improved cardio, so obviously you want to lose some weight. That actually goes automatic. A lot more cardio and you automatically lose a lot of weight. We just wanted [my cardio] to be better… Dealing with losses is never cool – it’s always hard. You should always reinvent yourself, but when you lose you just do it a little bit more. I did just that for this fight. The focus has been very well the last couple of months. Sparring partners are good, my coaches have performed excellent and I think I’m really peaking right now.”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, former Strikeforce champ, Alistair Overeem discussed the adjustments he’s made for his upcoming bout against Frank Mir.

Could slimming down be the key to Overeem’s UFC success?

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