Archive: alistair overeem

Apr 5, 2014 11:57 am

Bas Rutten Does Not Speak Highly Of Alistair Overeem

    Bas Rutten, former UFC heavyweight champion and current co-host of Inside MMA, spoke with Submission Radio. Rutten had plenty to say when it came to fellow Dutchman, Alistair Overeem. Props to for the transcription “Like I said before, when I talk about this, people (are) gonna say like ‘aww he’s a hater...

Feb 27, 2014 10:19 am

Overeem Still Injured, Unsure Of Return

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem disappointed fight fans when he turned down two recent opportunities to face off with former champion, Junior dos Santos. UFC President Dana White told us that ‘The Reem’ was “literally running from Dos Santo’s, while Alistair pointed to a rib injury that is the actual culprit for his turning down of...

Feb 22, 2014 9:31 am

Mark Hunt Wants To Rematch Alistair Overeem

The last time that Mark Hunt took on Alistair Overeem, Alistair was able to best the “Super Samoan” via first round key lock submission back during their days with the “Dream” fighting organization. Now, as Hunt is coming off an immediate classic in his bout against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, it appears that Hunt is looking...

Feb 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Cigano May Not Be “Interesting” Enough for the Reem

The always classy and humble, Junior Dos Santos recently spoke to MMA Fighting about the back and forth between UFC President Dana White and heavyweight Alistair Overeem. (If you aren’t aware of what’s being thrown around between these two, Alistair has been propositioned to fight “Cigano” twice since his last bout. Both times, “the Reem”...

Feb 14, 2014 8:28 am

Junior dos Santos on Alistair Overeem: “I don’t care about (fighting) this guy.”

The long awaited matchup between former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” dos Santos and former Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem is, well, still going to be awaited. It seems that Overeem has yet again walked away from another opportunity to fight the former champ. Originally set to face off at UFC 146, the bout was...

Feb 12, 2014 7:41 pm

Overeem Responds To White: Injury To Blame For JDS Turndown, Not Fear

Earlier today we were told by Dana White that Alistair Overeem ‘was literally hiding from Junior dos Santos’. Now, thanks to, Overeem has spoken out about these allegations: “I’m hurt. Rib problem. So first [I] need an ETA on recovery time. [It] would be unwise to accept any fight before knowing exactly what’s up....

Feb 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Dana White: Alistair Overeem is Ducking Junior dos Santos

Dana White does not seem to have a filter when it comes to sharing his opinion of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem. White criticized Overeem’s dominant performance in his last bout against Frank Mir, simply calling it ‘crappy‘. ‘The Reem’ went on to further annoy the UFC President when he called out former UFC Heavyweight Champion...

Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Feb 6, 2014 12:23 pm

Junior dos Santos Explains Time at Nova Uniao

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos responds to reports about his training at Nova Uniao, saying that it is simply “evolution… that is necessary.”  Dos Santos also dispelled rumors that he has left Team Nogueira. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter   It didn’t take long for UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to respond...

Feb 5, 2014 2:49 pm

Anthony Johnson on Alistair Overeem: “He’s Team Alistair, that’s it.”

Prior to his fight with Frank Mir at UFC 169 (where he won via unanimous decision), UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem left his teammates at the Blackzilians training camp in Florida in favor of training in Thailand. In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (a member of the Blackzilian’s) had this to say...

Feb 5, 2014 6:49 am

‘The Frank Mir Curse’: Is Overeem Next?

Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem met in the octagon this past Saturday at UFC 169 in what was sure to be an exciting heavyweight bout. As Mir walked into the cage, he looked to be in amazing shape but that proved to be irrelevant. Mir proved to be durable as he ate shots and kept...

Feb 4, 2014 10:09 am

Estimated fighter purses for UFC 169 event

The folks at MMA Manifesto have put together the estimated fighter purses from last weekend’s UFC 169 event in Newark, N.J.. The New Jersey Sate Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay information, so it’s worth noting that none of the estimates below are official. The estimates also include fighter bonuses: Alistair Overeem: $407,143 ($285,714...

Feb 2, 2014 10:25 am

UFC President Dana White now says Brock Lesnar is not returning

It was a little over a week ago when UFC President Dana White declared that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s return to the octagon was “definitely a possibility.” After his win over Frank Mir at last night’s UFC 169 event, former Strikeforce champion, Alistair Overeem, took the time to address the rumors of Lesnar’s potential return, stating...

Feb 1, 2014 11:05 am

‘UFC 169’ Gambler’s Odds: Alistair Overeem (-350) vs. Frank Mir (+290)

By Jonathan Kirschner | @MMAKirschner This Saturday night, two heavyweights will duke it out in the octagon to try and get back to their winning ways. Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir are the last non-title fight of the night, but their bout may have the biggest implication of all. With a combined record of five...

Jan 31, 2014 1:38 pm

UFC 169 Weigh-In Results

In anticipation of tomorrow’s UFC 169 event, the UFC hosted a weigh-ins event so that all fighter’s could hit the scales in front of fans and make their bouts official. If you missed BJPENN.COM’s live broadcast of the event, here are the results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Renan Barao (135) vs. Urijah Faber...

Jan 31, 2014 6:16 am

Watch Today’s UFC 169 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (1 p.m. PT)

Live from The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the UFC and BJPENN.COM will be providing a live and free stream of today’s UFC 169 weigh-ins event. To catch the action simply tune in here and use the player below. The show kicks off at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

Jan 31, 2014 6:11 am

Watch Today’s Jon Jones Fan Q&A Live on BJPENN.COM (11 a.m. PT)

In anticipation of today’s UFC 169 weigh-ins event, the UFC and Jon Jones alongside BJPENN.COM will be providing a live streaming feed from the UFC champs fan Q&A. You can catch his chat with fans starting at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET using the player below:

Jan 31, 2014 5:59 am

Aldo And Teammate Used To Live Off $100 Per Month

Started from the bottom now he’s here… Jose Aldo started at the bottom, sleeping in his gym and sharing sponsor money with a teammate that added up to a mere $100 a month. Now he’s considered one of MMA’s pound-for-pound greats! In a recent interview with the UFC he broke down his tough and troubling...

Jan 30, 2014 7:03 pm

Overeem ‘Actually Likes’ Frank Mir, Says Retirement Not An Option

“No, I’m not going to retire. Not going anywhere. I’m focused on the UFC. It’s the biggest stage.” “Obviously, Frank Mir can strike, but I wouldn’t say he’s at my level. Everyone in the UFC is well-rounded. I just want to play my game. Whether it’s the first round or the last round, just stay...

Jan 30, 2014 6:48 pm

Frank Mir Not Losing Sleep Over Lesnar Or Losing Streak

“Like I said a couple of times before, if I was losing to the number twenty guy that just got into the UFC and he’s had four fights and you know, after he beats me, he can’t win another fight, that would weigh on me. It’d be like ‘wow, I can’t even beat that level...

Jan 30, 2014 5:09 pm

VIDEO | Dana White UFC 169 Pre-Fight Scrum

UFC president Dana White discusses UFC 169, TUF: Brazil, Julianna Pena’s knee injury, Michael Bisping’s eye, Big Nog vs. Big Country, TRT, Werdum vs. Browne, CM Punk, and much more on UFC 169 media day Thursday.

Jan 30, 2014 6:12 am

Alistair Overeem: ‘I dropped weight to improve cardio’

“I actually dropped some weight. I wanted improved cardio, so obviously you want to lose some weight. That actually goes automatic. A lot more cardio and you automatically lose a lot of weight. We just wanted [my cardio] to be better… Dealing with losses is never cool – it’s always hard. You should always reinvent...

Jan 30, 2014 6:07 am

How Frank Mir Got A TRT Exemption In New Jersey

It was recently revealed that, former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has been approved for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in his upcoming fight against Alistair Overeem, going down this weekend at UFC 169. Doing their due diligence,, reached out to the NJSAC boss, Nick Lembo, for some details...

Jan 29, 2014 1:16 pm

Frank Mir receives TRT exemption for UFC 169 bout with Alistair Overeem

According to a report from, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been granted a TRT exemption for his UFC 169 bout opposite “The Reem.” The former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir, is trying to escape from a three-fight losing skid. His most recent effort saw him lose to Josh Barnett at UFC 164...