I’ll never forget when I first heard Iron Maiden’s “Brave New World” and the feeling that washed over me when the beginning of “The Wicker Man” hit. Brave New World was Bruce D**kinson’s return to Iron Maiden but the truth was that the band had grown, Bruce had grown and they were all a lol older, could they really still be the best heavy metal band in the world after all of those years? It took a solid five seconds into The Wicker Man before I knew that we were indeed entering a Brave New World.
For Alistair Overeem it is indeed a Brave New World, as Alistair Overeem has once again re-invented himself as CardioReem now, after being Ubereem and The Reem in the past. Tonight at UFC 169 against Frank Mir Alistair Overeem was controlled fury, much like the deliberate, driving main riff and melody to Iron Maiden’s The Wicker Man. Frank Mir walked out to “Forever Young” after receiving a TUE for TRT, but the words were writing themselves for Frank Mir; “Your time will come.” His time came after a full three rounds and Overeem was declared the winner.
But truly, much like Iron Maiden’s “Rock in Rio” live DVD from 2001 was able to show me the err in my ways for doubting Maiden, tonight’s performance from Alistair Overeem was proof that Alistair Overeem is more than Knockouts.
Credit to Shamownage for the following VINE.
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