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According to Alistair Overeem, Alistair Overeem Will Be Fighting in December

(As Dennis Reynolds once said, “I’m not gonna take no for an answer, because I just refuse to do that. Because I’m a winner, and winners… we don’t listen to words like ‘no,’ or ‘don’t,’ or ‘STOP!”) 

Either our math is a little off, or Alistair Overeem has literally gotten so strong that he can both fly and alter the very fabric of time using the power of his centrifugal forces. Because, according to a recent tweet sent out by “The Reem,” the former Dream and Strikeforce heavyweight champion will be back in action this December, despite the fact that he received a nine month suspension just under two months ago:

Well at least he gave you fair warning, Amish communities of Florida.

As he was told in his April hearing, the earliest Alistair could reapply for his license would be December 27th, meaning that the earliest he could compete would be in the UFC’s always loaded New Year’s Eve card, exactly one year after he demolished Brock Lesnar at UFC 141. Fun fact: Overeem is 3-0 in MMA on New year’s Eve cards, with all of those wins coming by TKO.

But if Ubereem really is somehow already scheduled for that card based on the assumption that he will undoubtedly receive a license just a few days before a fight, this could spell potential disaster for the UFC. Like, UFC 149 levels of disaster. And given the run of luck the promotion has had as of late, we’d think they’d be a little hesitant to take a risk as big as this, so perhaps Overeem’s tweet was more of a general reminder than anything else.

Given that the Nevada State Athletic Commission was basically giving Overeem a handy under the table before they doled out his suspension, constantly reminding him (likely out of fear) how much they respected him as both an athlete and a human being, to believe that Overeem would be denied his license, barring any major screw-ups on his part, of course, would seem a little off kilter. Then again, booking a likely headlining event with a guy who doesn’t even have a license to fight at time doesn’t exactly strike us as a genius move either.

Also contradicting Overeem’s tweet was a recent tidbit that Lorenzo Fertitta recently told

That’s speculation. It’s in the NSAC’s hands. (The UFC) can’t be presumptuous.

So is Overeem just yanking our collective chains, or has he really been booked for what will undoubtedly be the biggest card of the year? Do any of you expect to see him competing by the end of 2012? And if so, who would you like to see him face?

And while we’re talking about UFC 149 (because we kind of were for a second there), check out this hilarious fan-made poster for the event, which is easily the most telling poster in UFC history:

(Props to the UG and Middleasy for the find.) 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, yet this one perfectly sums up UFC 149 without using a one of them, does it not?

-J. Jones

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BaghdadBob- June 20, 2012 at 10:39 am
He meant December 2013
UFCFightBlogger- June 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Lorenzo Fertitta said they aren't going to book him to a fight without knowing for sure Overeem will be licensed in time. It pretty much rules out a return for Overeem this year. I expect to see him in early 2013. Nice try though.

Check out this article about Overeem
hileon- June 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm
what a muscle man!
Mr_Misanthropy- June 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm
He's just letting everyone know that he's going on the as yet unannounced return of European Fear Factor to chug gallons of race horse semen. Kills two birds with one stone.
ctastrophe- June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm
The Tumble-Weed was later taken off the card due to injury.
towelie- June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm
if it is not in the USA, he should be fine right?
Sig- June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
Well, obviously he pissed hot, so if he is added to the card, a title shot SHOULD be out of the question. I would like to see Overeem Vs. Carwin. That alone, would make me willing to shell out the $50 for the card.
amsterdamheavy- June 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm
I dont think Carwin would have much of a chance - but I wouldnt mind seeing it. It would be a good test of Ubereem's heart. Christ knows his brother has a chest as empty as the fuckin Tin Man.
RearNakedSpoon- June 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Alpha male gonna Alpha.
Tim Sylvia 1 P4P EVA- June 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm
Here is what "the Dana" should do. Book Overeem for New Years under the knowledge that if he pisses hot, or has elevated levels T-E ratio he will be relesed from the UFC for life........period. And make it public.
Problem solved. The card will be so stacked anyhow that it wouldn't effect it much, and there will always be Roy Nelson waiting in the wings to step in, replace "the Reem" and put on a good 3 round show as he always does. Screw Dana, Lorenzo, and Joe "the hobbit" Silva I should be runnin this shit.
ArmFarmer- June 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm
Also, I lol'd when i read "hide the horses"
ArmFarmer- June 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm
I see we have a new resident loser here at cp.. we don't do that 1st shit here kid. Go back to watching cats on youtube.
Tim Sylvia 1 P4P EVA- June 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm