UFC 141: ALISTAIR OVEREEM RETIRES BROCK LESNAR
San Francisco, CA- There are no more questions regarding the ability of Alistair Overeem after his one round dismantling of ex-UFC heavyweight (205-265 lbs) champion Brock Lesnar. Born in the United Kingdom and now living in the Netherlands, Overeem, who has won titles in organizations like K-1, Dream and Strikeforce, had went went 10-0 with a draw in his last 11 scraps. But seeing he wasn’t fighting anybody in the UFC top ten, people doubted his ability. Not anymore!
OVEREEM TOOK IT RIGHT TO LESNAR
The best heavyweight kick boxer in the world, Overeem looked to be in great condition, while Lesnar appeared a little bit fleshy. This may have had a lot to do with the fact Brock had been off for 14 months and underwent massive intestinal surgery. Both men started in the standing position which favored Overeem seeing Brock was a former NCAA (collegiate) wrestling champion. Lesnar tried taking Overeem down, but each time Lesnar attempted to do so, either Overeem escaped Brock’s grasp, or he made Lesnar pay with some vicious knees.
BODY SHOTS CAN BE HUMBLING!
But the punctuation mark in this fight was a left-footed kick Overeem landed directly to Lesnar’s right side (the liver area) and Brock fell back into the fence of the steel caged Octagon and then to the floor writhing in pain. Overeem jumped on him and started throwing punches on the prone Lesnar. While a lot of them did not land, some did get through with the highlight being a body shot that compelled the referee to call off the fight.
BEST HEAVYWEIGHT HANDS MEET BEST HEAVYWEIGHT KNEES IN MMA WORLD
Summer 2012, now just five and a half months away, Overeem will take on once beaten UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. Having watched Overeem in several fights, I just never really thought that much of him. Overeem was “hounded’ by the Nevada Athletic Commission for Steroid tests. They made him fly during training to London from the Netherlands to submit to a Urine test, not the blood test that Overeem had drawn and submitted. At 6’5 and 255, Overeem’s were all over Overeem leading up to the fight. They will test him and Lesnar post fight and have the results within a week. The UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos of Brazil has the best hands and Overeem has the best feet.
LESNAR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT ON TV
Lesnar, now 34, said in the post fight interview that he was retiring! Brock went on to thank the UFC, the fans, gave Overeem his props and this. “I promised my wife and kids if I lost, I would retire. If I won, I’d get one more title shot and retire after that. Although extremely bright, I thought Brock was trying to lay out a hint. “You won’t see Brock Lesnar in the Octagon again.” Which means he’s going back to professional wrestling. Seeing he sued the WWE & Vince McMahon and won, one would think he wouldn’t be going back there in this lifetime. But McMahon is a businessman, and let Brett Hart back in the WWE after Hart spit in McMahon’s face in the ring, this came before Brett knocked Vince out cold (snoring type of KO) with one punch a short time later.
BROCK GOT OLD IN 14 MONTHS?
Some of you might knock Mr. Lesnar because he was in the WWE. But as was pointed out in the telecast went from professional wrestling to real fighting, and was I understand his “Flash in The Pan” mindset of Brock retiring at 5-3. But he was intimidating bigger than life kind of guy who had a run and made his mark. Overeem improves to 36-11. The Dos Santos-Overeem showdown for all the marbles as far as heavyweight championship of the UFC & all of MMA is concerned.
NICK DIAZ’S BROTHER WINS CONVINCINGLY
Nate Diaz was a winner as well. Click here for complete UFC 141 Results