Overeem For the Title Shot or Free Agency After the Big Win over JDS?

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Overeem getting Ready


Written by A.G Lee

So with Alistair Overeems recent Win over Junior dos Santos at UFC on Fox 17 it seems as if the heavyweight is not too keen on testing out the free agency  market. Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos have been talking back and forth against each other for about 3 years now and it all finally came to a head when Alistair Overeem knocked out Junior dos Santos in the 2nd round with a left hook after playing counter for most of the round.

With the knockout win the heavyweight now has heavy leverage in what he wants to do regarding either entering the free agency market or getting a heavyweight title shot against the winner of Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum. The UFC releasing him to the free agency market or any other MMA organization will create a huge draw in their heavyweight division as they will be able to offer sponsors and other financial benefits that the UFC seems to be lacking right now, or at least publicly.

The UFC is currently in need of star power in their heavyweight division, so logically losing someone like Alistair Overeem would be a significant hit to one of their biggest draw divisions. And with a need for star power everywhere they can get it, losing any bit might hurt them in the short and possibly long term. So now the UFC can either decide to pay him more, give him a title shot, or release him to a competitor where they can start having more viewership power which is something the UFC definitely does not want.

In reality, it seems Alistair Overeem really wants the heavyweight title shot more than anything and will quite possibly hold out for it, which we as the fans are really hoping for as well. And we could all be right with statements as such from the Reem:

“My focus was on this big fight. My entire focus was on it,”  “My entire focus is on training and preparing and in that, I just do 100 percent that and nothing else.”

“So this is a new reality,” “So I’m going to have to look at it and what’s going on, and I’m absolutely looking forward to it.”

“I do think that a title shot is there,” “I’m very confident with the team and the people I have around me, that I can pull that off. Let’s negotiate and see what happens.”

“I’m going to continue and I’m going to go back into camp in January and do whatever’s next,”

The only question that we have now is with this win over the always top contending Junior dos Santos will it give him the Leapfrog over someone like Ben Rothwell who is on a 3 fight winning streak and is set to take on Josh Barnett on January 30th at UFC on Fox 18?

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A.G Lee

My name is A.G Lee i’m an avid fan of MMA, entertainment, knowledge, and electronics. I love watching, learning, and writing about them and have been doing so for about 5 years now. I do almost everything from podcasts to production to even video making. Follow along with me as I bring you all the latest and greatest in….well the fields i’m interested in.

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