Anyway you slice it, messing with someone that has the last name ‘Overeem’ is just a really bad idea. Reem means to ‘open up something’ or ‘to make a hole.’ In Hebrew, reem also means a horned wild animal. For the sake of this argument, let’s just combine those two definitions together and you get a horned wild animal that likes to make holes in things. Normally, that would be enough to make your bowel movements immediately explode on the site of a ‘reem.‘ Now whatever image of you have of what a reem may look like, you’re going to have to make it just a little scarier. A freaking Overeem is what you get when you sew together the bodies of lesser humans to form one gigantic, genetic anomaly capable of sending your soul out of your body with just one knee. That’s an Overeem, and if you wake up one day and you pissed off one of those things — your life is pretty much over. There’s no more bucket list. You missed out.
Junior dos Santos fails to recognize the severity of The Reem and in recent interviews, he’s gone so far as to say that Alistair doesn’t even deserve a title shot. Now in a recent interview with Mixfight.nl, Alistair finally responds to dos Santos’ statements — and it’s pretty analytical.
Well Junior dos Santos says all kind of things that don’t really make sense. First he begged to Dana White he wanted to fight me, so as a fighter I accept such a challenge right away. Now he’s saying that I don’t deserve a title fight. He has to make up his mind as he’s changing his story all the time. The same stuff he was saying about me going to the school of Chael Sonnen. I never made the fight between us personal and I never bad mouthed him, the only thing I said was that I think he’s afraid of me which I think he still is haha. When I signed with the UFC I could of easily go for the title shot right away but I chose to fight Brock Lesnar so in no means I’m talking myself into a title shot. If the UFC wants me to fight for the title I’m available and if they decide to let me fight someone else first I’m also fine with that. I’m a fighter and I will get my chance sooner or later.
There’s a tape of Ubereem speaking in Dutch. The English subtitles read ‘It’s like this. No matter how tough you are, knees on your head from me you cannot swallow.’ We think a lot got lost in translation, but we do know this — he has hydrogen bombs for knees. Getting trapped in Ubereem’s clinch must be what the universe felt shortly before the big bang created it. Whoever Alistair Overeem eventually tangles with in his UFC return in 2013, may God have mercy on their soul. That is, if there is a God…