Alistair Overeem wants the opportunity to avenge his most recent loss. It came in the bout with Jairzinho Rozenstruik last December.
Overeem thinks the stoppage came too early and vows to leave no doubt in a potential rematch.
“I’m not dissatisfied about the Rozenstruik performance… We schooled the guy,” Overeem told Sirius XM’s Fight Nation. “We were up all five rounds, it was just like one, or actually it was two punches that he connected. In my opinion a wrong stoppage, the ref should have never jumped in and when he jumped in it was zero seconds left. I actually had thought that it was the end of the fight because I remember the click, click, last 10 seconds and then I got dropped, straight back to my feet and it was over.”
“I thought I actually won that fight and then it was like hey (expletive), they stopped it, TKO? And then you have Rozenstruik talking about it. He KO’d me, he KO’d me. That guy got lucky and I would love to run it back with him because (if) I fight him again, I’m gonna finish him. One hundred percent”, remembers Overeem.