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05 Dec 2019, 12:22 IST

UFC Fight Night Blaydes v Ngannou 2: Ultimate Media Day
UFC Combat Night time Blaydes v Ngannou 2: Final Media Day

Alistair Overeem is among the longest-tenured veterans within the UFC as we speak. We have seen most of the “outdated guard” come and go and we have additionally seen the rise of many new superstars however via all of it, the Dutchman has remained regular and on his toes.

Being a veteran who’s within the latter stage of the sport, it is pure that he has taken a number of losses and knockouts but it surely’s nonetheless spectacular that he has 45 wins in his 20-year MMA profession.

He is at the moment on a two-fight win streak following a TKO win over Alexey Olyenik and he was imagined to face Walt Harris this weekend, however because of the Aniah Blanchard case, he understandably needed to pull out. He was changed by Jairzinho Rozenstruik who Overeem is now ready for and when requested concerning the finish of his profession by reporters together with MMA Junkie, Overeem had this to say:

“It’s a must to be sensible,” Overeem instructed reporters at UFC on ESPN 7 open exercises. “For me, two years (left combating). Possibly just a little bit extra, possibly much less. In all probability just a little bit extra. However then it’s going to be sufficient. However I do imagine you must cease on time. It’s a harmful occupation. We’ve been combating for 23 years. 23 years in the past was the primary battle, so with that additionally we have to be intelligent.”

He stated that his profession would “not be full” with out UFC gold:

“My profession wouldn’t be full with out UFC gold,” Overeem stated. “I simply have to win my fights. If you happen to win Saturday, I’ll in all probability must do yet one more win then we are able to make noise for a title shot.”

It is actually going to be exhausting for Overeem to get to the highest. Francis Ngannou is sitting and patiently ready for a title shot that he has earned however has to sit down out till Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier full their trilogy.

As for Overeem, a few extra wins can get him within the image. Nevertheless, that is one thing simpler stated than completed.

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