Longtime UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is placing his sights on retirement, which most likely does not occur as a shock when you contemplate “Demolition Man” has registered far more than 80 fights concerning MMA and kickboxing.
But Overeem, who is about midway to his 41st birthday, is not heading to hold up the gloves right until he helps make just one ultimate run at the elusive UFC heavyweight title, which carries on with a return to the Octagon at some stage in first quarter 2021.
“I’m nevertheless strengthening even at 40, I imagine you can obviously see that in my fights,” Overeem wrote on Twitter. “I’m still on a understanding curve. But I have to be sensible. I’m heading to have a pair a lot more fights, then I’m going to dangle up the gloves. If I earn the belt, then the mission is finished #onefinalrun.”
To his credit score, Overeem (47-18, 1 NC) has done an admirable occupation of holding himself in the blend even with a few of sick-timed setbacks. The No. 5-ranked “Demolition Man” has gained four of his past five, all by way of knockout, which includes very last September’s destruction of Augusto Sakai.
His one endeavor at capturing the division crown ended in favor of latest 265-pound kingpin Stipe Miocic soon after TapGate in Cleveland. No telling what the promotion has in retail outlet for Overeem his following time out, but this rematch is absolutely on the table.