Does Overeem have the Heart to go the distance like that with Cain?

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  1. flakxd

    flakxd Green Belt

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    Many believe Overeem lacks heart/toughness.....say he and his brother quit when the going gets tough.

    So would Overeem be able to take a beating like that in the 1st round and keep on going? Would his knees/striking let it ever get that bad in the first place?
     
  2. chaps

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    Very legit question. Should be an awesome fight. If the fight goes past 2 rounds, Cain's got this.
     
  3. Threetrees

    Threetrees The King of Wit and Reason

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    Who knows?
    The only reason Cain didn't finish last night, aside from JDS's chin, is JDS ability to never allow himself to get put in a bad position for too long, his scramble game - even when gassed, is pretty amazing.

    I don't know if Overeem has the chin, heart, tank or finesse to avoid getting beat up like Bigfoot did.
     
  4. Eyepokesftw

    Eyepokesftw Brown Belt

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    No. Overeem has the first round and maybe the second to KO Cain or he has no chance at all.
     
  5. Jopo

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    Hahahahahah nope. No chance in hell.

    I'm ready to see Overeems ridiculous hype train derailed.
     
  6. Miiiiiiighty

    Miiiiiiighty Silver Belt

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    No he doesn't even he KO's Cain in the first or the second at the very max or he gets ass-spanked for 5 rounds and probably finished in the process.

    Overeem can't keep Cain's pace and doesn't have JDS's chin.
    In fact no HW can follow Cain's pace.
     
  7. rorydaboss

    rorydaboss Brown Belt

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    People were saying that he gassed hard in the Werdum fight but I don't really think he did. Cain's pace would be quite a bit higher than the Werdum fight though. Maybe he would train more cardio. I'm not sure. But to be honest I think that Overeem has the ability to knock Cain out before it even matters.
     
  8. SODACKER

    SODACKER Silver Belt

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    Nope. It's first round or bust for the big o
     
  9. ali2013champ

    ali2013champ Banned Banned

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    it doesn't matter.

    Cain is beating everyone in championship rounds(at HW)

    Soo it's either

    Reem by KO/Sub 1/2 or Cain via TKO 4/5
     
  10. Eyepokesftw

    Eyepokesftw Brown Belt

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    Cain showed that he can smother an opponent into exhaustion on the fence while continuing to strike and make them work their TD defense at all times, which requires a lot of energy.. I'd like to see the fight as well, but I think Cain would wear Overeem down pretty easily. I'd rather watch Cain vs Fedor.
     
  11. JoseAldoKillaBe

    JoseAldoKillaBe Black Belt

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    I agree with most above, he has the KO chance in the first with strikes or knee from the clinch, but he'll definetly fade and quit before the 5th...
     
  12. TonyK

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    Don't know if he has the heart, but he definitely has the skills.
     
  13. mancini199

    mancini199 White Belt

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    Won't matter if he can last 5 rounds or not if Cain trys those stupid take downs he was against JDS. Uber knee or upper cut and it's over. Cain will have to cover up alot more to mix it up with Reem.
     
  14. rm95

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    Cain is an awful match up for Overeem.
     
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    Overeem wouldn't make it to the fifth round against Cain.
     
  16. Katsumi Yamada

    Katsumi Yamada Silver Belt

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    this, its really his nightmare matchup.
    For all his amazing attributes, Overeem has shown a tendancy to gas hard, and a real weakness to GnP attack.


    having said that, Overeem via guillotine.
     
  17. The Soothsayer

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    Cain would take Overeem's soul
     
  19. Oy

    Oy Bring back Edith!

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    This. Either Reem wipes Cain out quick or he gets finished in the 3rd at the latest.

    Mind you, I think he really has a decent chance of overwhelming Cain early, so he's a legit threat. But he lacks the cardio, chin and heart of JDS, so he better do it early.
     
  20. Groundmaster

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    If he has it he has failed to show it in his MMA career so far. The question is more, does he have the striking and TDD to stop Cain in rd1?
     

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