Maybe after their fight at UFC on Fox 13 Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will calmly get in their rental car, Google map a Dutch Bros. Coffee near downtown Phoenix, and laugh as they share a cup of frosty espresso together. The battle for Netherlands heavyweight supremacy will end inside a Hertz rental car as Overeem and Struve drink drive-thru coffee.
Besides coffee exploits, both Overeem and Struve are fighting with their backs against a wall. Since signing with the UFC in 2011 Overeem has still not put together consecutive wins inside the Octagon. Struve is coming back from a number of injuries including being diagnosed with an enlarged heart in August 2013.
The 34 year old Overeem last stepped in the cage in September and was promptly upset by Ben Rothwell via first round TKO. Overall in the UFC “Uber-Reem” has posted a 2-3 mark.
When fans last saw Struve in action, the seven foot tall Dutchman was going strike for strike with Mark Hunt in March 2013. The loss to Hunt snapped a four fight winning streak for Struve and left the 26 year old heavyweight with a broken jaw. During his four fight run, Struve stopped all four of his opponents inside of two rounds including Pat Barry and UFC on Fox 13 headliner Stipe Miocic.
Watch Struve train with windmills as his backdrop and watch Overeem kick one of his sparring partners so hard he spits out his mouthpiece. Overeem owes that guy a delicious iced coffee.