Overeem is on the fast track to a title shot, but first he must face Bigfoot Silva at UFC 156 and take care of business. He doesn’t see any problems with that:
“I am very pleased to be back,” Overeem stated on the UFC 156 media conference call earlier in the week, “It’s just a matter of time in that sense. We still have one more mountain to climb first and that’s ‘Bigfoot’ [Silva] but to be honest, I do not see any problems. It is going to be an exciting day twelve nights from now.”
“There is always pressure, there is always tension and I like that. That is my fuel. Every fight is the same, you just need to get the job done. Even if my title fight is two fights away or three fights away I am always focused on my next battle.”
“Winning he fight is the most important thing–whether for a title or not.”
I don’t think Overeem will have a big issue with Bigfoot, but Fedor and Travis Browne probably thought the same thing. With a big win, Cain could be in the Overeem cross hairs.