Alistair Overeem feels great despite loss

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Heavyweight Championship contender Alistair Overeem may have lost his match against Ben Rothwell via knockout at UFC Fight Night 50 but that hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Dutchman.

Overeem posted a tweet on his official Twitter account following the match where he stated that it was an unfortunate result but everything is fine with him, he is healthy and he is eager to get back into the gym to prepare for his next match.

The Dutchman was recently in The Netherlands, his native where he was visiting his friends and family and he conducted a telephonic interview with The MMA Hour where he admitted that the result might not have gone the way he would have liked it but he is taking it in his stride.

He said that he is fine, the fight was not that good; in fact it was terrible and he feels it is a shame because he was in such good shape to churn out a result. Alistair Overeem added that it is how it is in the Heavyweight division – one mistake and the match turns on its head completely.

Overeem spent his time training at the famed camp of Greg Jackson and although he has lost yet another fight, taking his recent record to three losses in four fights, the Dutch Demolition Man is happy with the direction he is heading in.

According to Alistair Overeem he is definitely disappointed by the result of the match because he was in great shape and in a great place. He added that he rediscovered himself at Greg Jackson’s academy. He said that he likes the people and the place and he would love to go back there again before he gets ready for his next fight as well.

Alistair Overeem was never committed to team, says Evans

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is close to joining Greg Jackson at his training camp, leaving the Florida based Blackzilians. But Rashad Evans, the founder of the Blackzilians has said that the Dutchman’s departure will not be felt by the team because he was never fully committed to the cause of the team anyway.

Speaking in an interview, Evans, a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion said that it doesn’t make any difference at all because Overeem was one of those fighters who were a part of the team without ever being committed fully to it.

Evans said that Overeem would almost run a parallel camp, bring guys closer to himself to help him in training, train on his own and so, his departure from the team will not be felt much.

The American went on to add that when a fighter joins a team, it is because they buy into the ethos of the team, adding that Alistair Overeem was the perhaps the only fighter he has seen in his long career who wasn’t bothered with it. Moreover, despite running his own camp and with his own people, he would blame everyone else other than himself when he lost a match and that was the funniest part of it all.

And Evans thinks that if he does the same thing at Greg Jackson’s gym, he will probably end up with the same results.

Evans thinks that Alistair Overeem has some serious issues with trust issues and is just not coachable. As an athlete, it is important that one is coachable and it is the humble thing to do to set aside all his points of view and take in what is being said before giving his own inputs but Overeem was not capable of that.