Overeem's career resurgance

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by JohnWick, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. JohnWick

    JohnWick The Baba Yaga Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    2,141
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2016
  2. footodors

    footodors Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,864
    Likes Received:
    1,927
    Location:
    Rogue Island
    sounds eerily like another 'appreciation' thread
     
    HHJ, Which Doctor and Miesha like this.
  3. L0ki

    L0ki Silver Belt

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    10,807
    Likes Received:
    4,560
    Location:
    Asgard
    Hope he gets the belt also and we get a new episode of the Reem documentary.
     
    sutherland, Supatune and THATxGUY like this.
  4. Incredulous

    Incredulous White Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    60
    I hope he gets a TS also, so Werdum can submit him again.
     
  5. CatchOmega

    CatchOmega Hideous Disfigurement

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,639
    Likes Received:
    2,563
    I'd still prefer to watch the ubereem juiced to the gills getting ko'd every other fight.
     
    Drunk Bum likes this.
  6. Guile

    Guile Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    6,586
    Likes Received:
    6,721
    Location:
    Vancouver
    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.
     
  7. YesMySon

    YesMySon Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    794
    He's had enough chances, to be fair
     
    HHJ likes this.
  8. Captain Herb

    Captain Herb BTC Baron

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,054
    Likes Received:
    6,284
    Location:
    Wings of Destiny
    When was the first time?
     
    YesMySon likes this.
  9. Gigaton Punch

    Gigaton Punch Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Messages:
    16,576
    Likes Received:
    3,588
    [​IMG]
     
  10. sadclown

    sadclown Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Messages:
    4,280
    Likes Received:
    2,365

    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
     
  11. Captain Herb

    Captain Herb BTC Baron

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    6,054
    Likes Received:
    6,284
    Location:
    Wings of Destiny
    Thanks
     
  12. YesMySon

    YesMySon Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    794
     
  13. Incredulous

    Incredulous White Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2015
    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    60
    Also thanks
     
  14. Senkoy

    Senkoy Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2012
    Messages:
    2,015
    Likes Received:
    3,132
    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.
     
    Blackened likes this.
  15. JohnWick

    JohnWick The Baba Yaga Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    2,141
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen
    Pride total elimination absolute back in 06 my friend. Werdum got a Kimura on him. They have a win over each other.
     
    Blackened likes this.
  16. Jay philips

    Jay philips Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Messages:
    2,936
    Likes Received:
    2,116
    Location:
    404
    His last fight he won by knock out but I was not that impressed with his strategy but it worked so their you go
     
  17. MrFeeny

    MrFeeny Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    2,045
    Likes Received:
    1,493
    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.
     
    biscuitsbrah likes this.
  18. LukeSkyRutten

    LukeSkyRutten Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    2,679
    Likes Received:
    2,513
    My takeaway: USADA's anti-doping policies must be awesome! Overeem is better now than when he was taking horse meat ;)
     
  19. YesMySon

    YesMySon Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,756
    Likes Received:
    794
    you had 4 years to watch it
     
    JohnWick likes this.
  20. epoch

    epoch Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    WA
    He should he have won two fights in which he got KO'd? Huh?
     
    Drunk Bum likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.