This Saturday, ADCC champ Fabricio Werdum will face Alistair Overeem in the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The stacked tournament saw Bigfoot Silva defeat Fedor and Sergei Kharitonov defeat Andrei Arlovski in the first round.
In the below interview done by Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV, Werdum explains that he was happy that the UFC bought Strikeforce as it will prove good for the sport. Werdum is looking forward to his bout with Overeem, and hopes a tournament championship will lead to a title unification bout between Strikeforce and the UFC.
Werdum also explains that he didn't like to see Fedor lose to Bigfoot, as he liked the idea that he was the only person to defeat him. Werdum acknowledged a boost in popularity since that victory.