Alistair Overeem not considering retirement either


At thirty three years of age, Alistair Overeem professionally for over fifteen years and regards of the outcome of his UFC 169 bout with Frank Mir, he isn't planning to retire anytime soon:

So while much of the retirement speculation has focused on Mir, it’s not illogical that Overeem, in the event of a loss and potential UFC release, might himself do a little void-staring—especially given that he could probably move back into pure kickboxing without much trouble.

But contradictory to previous comments, Overeem says now that he won’t consider retirement, win or lose, after UFC 169. He seems determined to make it in the octagon, too. So no move back to kickboxing.

“No, I’m not going to retire,” Overeem said. “Not going anywhere. I’m focused on the UFC. It’s the biggest stage.” 

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A lot of speculation recently has been on whether or not Frank Mir would retire, but he emphatically denied that in an interview earlier this week.

Retirement of not, a win at UFC 169 is important for both Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem's career and viability has a heavyweight contender.


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BernardHopkins site profile image  

1/31/14 3:31 PM by BernardHopkins

how can any of you post a comment on this piece of shit thread?  

Kazp306 site profile image  

1/31/14 5:49 AM by Kazp306

The dude has been KO'd more times than any other heavyweight in the UFC

SilverSpoon1996 site profile image  

1/31/14 5:33 AM by SilverSpoon1996

Overeem didnt lose both his last 2 fights due to lack of Steroids. He lost to big foot by being a cocky asshole and not keeping his hands up. He lost to Browne cause he blew his load too quick. He had a dump after he hit Browne's hand 15 + times on the ground when he was hurt. He wasnt going to get that back after that. He was ready to jump up and celebrate. Browne recovered and Alistair was done. He was so shot he didnt even react 2-3 times when Browne threw the head kicks. I think he looks like he could almost make 205 again he trimmed down so much. He has been a lousy fighter since he got to the Blackzillian camp. Him going back to europe for camp is a great thing for his career. I think finishing up at the Blackzillian's could work out well so he is in America for a week or 2 before he fights so there isnt any jet lag.I do agree Cardio will help for sure, as a replacement for the roids. If he cant be as strong, he might as well try to sustain what he has longer.

Ronin 7 site profile image  

1/31/14 12:22 AM by Ronin 7

Overeem has got years left on his career. But its always been his focus. I'm a fan of Reem, but the man needs to focus on cardio-cardio-cardio. Hope he gets back on track this weekend.

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1/31/14 12:17 AM by BuckyGoldstein


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1/31/14 12:03 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

If he was on major gear, he would have won his last 2 fights.