When you crunch the numbers, it’s fair to say that Alistair Overeem is arguably one of the biggest combat sports stars on the planet. No other decorated fighter has stayed at the top of their game for so long and still remained competitive.
Since his first professional fight in 1999, ‘The Demolition Man’ has competed in more than 80 bouts across kickboxing and MMA, of which his hand has been raised an astonishing 58 times.
At 40 years old, it’d be perfectly reasonable to expect Overeem to hang up his mits, but the Dutch hitman has other ideas. Following a purple patch of form, he’s set for another tilt at the heavyweight belt.
In a sit down with the man mountain, we find an incredibly relaxed fighter who’s gearing up for one last shot at UFC gold. Overeem also talks about retirement plans, cross-sport super fights and much more.