Alistair Overeem has spent fight camps at several different gyms/locations, including in Holland and at the Blackzilian's in Florida. Recently Overeem has decided to try out the famed Greg Jackson's gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico and so far so good:
“Get your ass out of the cage,” Mike Winkeljohn orders after the timer signals the end of the round. “You’re not that important.”
“How long [will] we have those jokes?” Overeem asks with a grin.
“They have jokes in Holland?” the striking coach replies.
“We’ve been training every day, two times a day. It’s a very positive vibe in the gym, and I actually like the scene, too,” Overeem said. “I mean, it’s no Miami in the sense of [flashiness]...It’s not a world destination, but for me I like the people. It’s friendly. It’s not too big a city. There’s plenty of good restaurants, and for training camp it has everything I need.”
Although his tenure at Jackson-Wink MMA is in its infancy, it appears that Overeem already has a new family waiting to welcome him. That is, if he’s willing.
“We all love him, so it’s really up to him,” Jackson said. “If he’s like, ‘Man I’m sticking around, this is fun’ then great. If he’s like, ‘You guys are a bunch of idiots’ that’s not great. The ball’s in his court. Things seem to be gelling really well.”