Alistair Overeem was facing a lot of doubt heading into combat 7 days for UFC Vegas 9. With his extended occupation in beat sports activities, there ended up those people imagining that the conclusion was close to or that Overeem is still a contending pressure of nature in the UFC’s heavyweight division. Overeem proved the latter is legitimate.
The battle with Augusto Sakai took more time than enthusiasts are employed to looking at an Overeem acquire go. Sakai also getting a placing background seemed to aid the combat go into the closing spherical but the floor activity would be the distinction for Overeem. Overeem said afterward in the put up-combat press convention that he was hoping to go for a submission, but “I kind of saw that the problems was substantial with the floor and pound so I was like ‘Oh, it’s doing work let’s just adhere to this.’”
Overeem has not been shy about believing he has one more title operate left in him but he also does admit that there will have to be an close ultimately. Continue to, after his most the latest win, he has much more than enough reasons to maintain combating. When asked what they were, Overeem stated his reasons are, “Obviously I really like the sport correct? I’ve devoted my complete daily life to it. Fundamentally training for 29 decades competing for 23, initial fight staying in 1997. I appreciate the video game, I guess I’m great at it.”
Overeem also added, “I really don’t like the ‘nine to five’. It is been a extensive time that I did a ‘nine to five’ but I just actually really like the video game and there’s also the time situation correct? I can continue to do it now.” He believes if he can take a break he would just have to prevent but for now, he is “still loving it.” For now, Overeem will glance forward to fighting but ponder when to dangle up the gloves in a “case by case” or in Overeem’s circumstance, fight-by-battle foundation.
When Overeem asked if he would put a timeline for the remainder of his career, he said, “Probably 1 or two more several years, maybe three. We’ll see.” In the meantime, Overeem is ranked number 5 in the UFC heavyweight rankings building him a contender not to glimpse previous.