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Overeem's career resurgance

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  1. JohnWick The Baba Yaga Banned

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    Less than 2 years ago Overeem was almost written off by everyone. He had a mere 2 wins from 5 showings in the octagon having lost by KO to Silva and Browne, with his only wins coming over an injury plagued Lesnar and a very deflated Mir. Now on 3 fight win streak (2 via KO/TKO one of which was against the former champion) he is on the cusp of a title shot. I think Overeem should be given a lot more credit, especially since most thought after the UFC'S anti doping polices came in he would have no chance. He has shown great resilience in a career that has exceeded over 15 years. I hope Overeem gets to fight for that title and I for one hope he wins.

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    sounds eerily like another 'appreciation' thread
     
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    Hope he gets the belt also and we get a new episode of the Reem documentary.
     
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    I hope he gets a TS also, so Werdum can submit him again.
     
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    I'd still prefer to watch the ubereem juiced to the gills getting ko'd every other fight.
     
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    I wouldn't say he was written off.. He was kicking Browne and Bigfoot's asses until the KOs. Not like they were 1 punch KOs either, he took many shots in succession before he went down.
     
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    He's had enough chances, to be fair
     
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    When was the first time?
     
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    horse meat, mental mistakes and weak chin aside, people should be reminded that pure skill-wise, overreem is one of the best out there at heavyweights. great striking, decent take down, devastating group n pound, legit submissions... and it's these technical skills that have allowed him to continue to compete at the top of the division
     
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    Thanks
     
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  13. Incredulous White Belt

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    Also thanks
     
  14. Senkoy Purple Belt

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    What are you talking about? Reem won that fight. And I hope he does it again.

    Edit: I posted too soon. I thought they had only fought once. Interesting.
     
  15. JohnWick The Baba Yaga Banned

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    Pride total elimination absolute back in 06 my friend. Werdum got a Kimura on him. They have a win over each other.
     
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    His last fight he won by knock out but I was not that impressed with his strategy but it worked so their you go
     
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    reem hasn't done as bad in the ufc as some say.
    he has 3 losses, but in 2 of them he really should have won: browne and bigfoot.

    the only loss he has where he was completely outclassed was to big ben. he got wrecked there, but still had small moments very early.
     
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    My takeaway: USADA's anti-doping policies must be awesome! Overeem is better now than when he was taking horse meat ;)
     
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    you had 4 years to watch it
     
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    He should he have won two fights in which he got KO'd? Huh?
     

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