UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem Fight Was…Weird.

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Overeem in Victory

So let me get this straight; when Brock Lesnar fought Cain Velasquez he rushed him and looked for the quick takedown.  Cain Velasquez is a wrestler.  He wasn’t able to get the takedown.  He ended up getting put away fairly quickly.

Fast forward to UFC 141.  Lesnar is facing Overeem.  The best striker in mixed martial arts.  He comes out and…looks to trade with him?

I don’t get it.

Lesnar bounced around a little in his best Dominic Cruz impersonation and threw superfluous jabs that Overeem paid zero attention to.  After the first minute Overeem became so unimpressed with Lesnar’s striking that he stopped throwing punches.  He just waded in and started throwing monster knees.

Ever play a video game on easy and just continuously busted out your power moves against the gimped out computer?  That’s what Alistaire Overeem did to Brock Lesnar at UFC 141.  He didn’t set anything up.  He didn’t respect anything standing Brock was doing.  Overeem needs to drop the silly ‘The Reem’ nickname and go back to “The Demolition Man”.  Because that’s exactly what he did.  He demolished Lesnar.

I don’t know if it was Lesnar’s well publicized issue with diverticulitis that made him look so bad.  Or if it was just a simple case of running into a real mixed martial artist and not having an answer that didn’t included being bigger/stronger than your opponent.  Whatever the case was, he looked horrible.

With that being said, I’m sorry to see him go.  I couldn’t stand his attitude.  I didn’t like his seeming disdain for all disciplines that weren’t wrestling.  But hey, whatever he was doing I was entertained while watching.  Good luck back in the WWE Brock.  In twenty years when MMA is the biggest sport in the world you will be an interesting footnote near the beginning of things.

 

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3 Responses to “UFC 141 Lesnar vs. Overeem Fight Was…Weird.”

  1. DSinigen says:

    Agreed. Trying to strike with Alistair Overeem is suicide with 4 ounce gloves on. RIP brock.

  2. Joe says:

    Yeah I think this is a bummer. Forget about all of the out of the ring issues…we all loved to watch him fight. We all wanted to see him fall, but I am not so sure any of us wanted to see him fall like this. It starts to make you question the abilities of all of his previous opponents.
    The big question…was Brock Lesnar good for the spot of MMA? I would venture to say the answer is a HUGE resounding yes. Now the bigger question…who will be MMA’s big draw now that the freak is gone.

    • Next Day MMA says:

      I have to agree with you. He brought a ton of attention on the sport and with it came a lot of new fans. And new money. I think it could have been detrimental if he had continued to just run through everyone. Possibly damage the legitimacy of the ‘mixed’ part of mixed martial arts. The fact that he was destroyed by real mma fighters in his last two fights show that while he’s a big tough guy, it takes a real fighter skilled in all the facets of the mma game to truly be on top.

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