UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem expressed his views on the trajectory of his profession in an interview with MMA Junkie. The previous title challenger spoke out on his place within the sport and his future within the group going ahead. Alistair Overeem is at present getting ready to coach once more after his victory in opposition to Walt Harris again in Might.
‘The Demolition Man’ is without doubt one of the most achieved strikers in MMA, having received titles in numerous promotions. Overeem was the Dream and Strikeforce Heavyweight championship in addition to the Ok-1 Grand Prix champion. Nevertheless, the veteran couldn’t seize the UFC strap thus far in his profession.
The 40-year-old Elevation workforce fighter fell quick in his outing in opposition to Stipe Miocic at UFC 203. Since then he hasn’t been in a position to string collectively well-defined victories to reclaim a shot at gold. To not point out the heavyweight division has been log-jammed on the prime as Miocic and Cormier couldn’t finalize a bout settlement.
The tables could also be turning for Overeem as he has gone 3-1 in his final 4. The loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik got here late within the 5th spherical of a combat Alistair was comfortably profitable. He believes that with a number of extra excessive profile victories, he’ll be capable of ascend to competition.
Alistair Overeem seems to be forward
“I’m very glad being very devoted all my profession. That basically offers me all the boldness. The UFC title can be the crown on that profession, however I don’t know. My profession has so many lovely moments. Even the final victory was an exquisite second.
“I imply, for Walt, it was slightly bit much less good. Even for him, I believe it was – he obtained again within the octagon, he had a great efficiency, he obtained very near victory and, yeah, I don’t know, simply maintain preventing.
“I like preventing, I like coaching, I like getting ready for fights. I assume I’m good at it after doing it for 27 years so, yeah, simply maintain doing what I’m doing.”
No matter whether or not ‘The Demolition Man’ wins the UFC championship, he seems to be content material along with his profession. Mainly, he is without doubt one of the few fighters who might seemingly go into the Corridor of Fame with out capturing the strap. It stays to be seen whether or not the 40-year-old could make a late run to the highest.
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