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Alistair Overeem On His Loss To Antonio Silva: ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

Alistair Overeem On His Loss To Antonio Silva: ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

Alistair Overeem has had several months to think about – and get over – his loss to Antonio Silva.

The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion returns to action this month against Travis Browne in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen.

Recently, “The Reem” appeared on an episode of “UFC Tonight” and was asked what happened in his loss to “Bigfoot.”

“What happen was he knocked me out cold. I think there was a little bit of an under-estimation. He’s a dangerous guy. He has heavy bones. That was a costly price to pay,” Overeem stated. “In the meantime I’ve learned all the lessons I could have. I took some time off to overthink everything that wasn’t right. In my own way I’ve been fixing everything. I’ve been in camp for four months and I feel great. I look forward to fighting again in 12 days.”

The loss knocked him out of the No. 1 contender spot that he secured upon entering the UFC and defeating Brock Lesnar. Of course, Overeem was unable to cash in after failing a pre-fight drug test.

Still, he is hoping to one day secure his ultimate goal: UFC gold.

“My goal is the UFC belt. That would crown my career. So I’m just going to give it all I have.”

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