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Alistair Overeem: The Incredible Expanding Man

I don’t want to speculate as to what kind of diet Alistair Overeem has been on, but as Robert from Free Fight Videos points out with this helpful timeline, dude has gotten progressively bigger over the last few years.  He dwarfed Badr Hari when they squared off at Fields Dynamite, weighing in at 254.3 lbs for the fight.  This is a guy who used to be tall and lanky.  Now he’s a mountain of muscle, with a noticeably bulkier face, and the transformation has happened mostly while fighting in Japan.  There, I said it. It’s now officially MMA news.

Just take a look at this video of Overeem’s fight with Chuck Liddell back in 2003.  He looks like a beanpole compared with the monster who knocked out Hari.  They must have some really excellent weight-gainer shakes in Holland…

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alanz11- October 26, 2011 at 10:09 am is just as relevant
jamesmedley- September 30, 2011 at 2:14 am
Alistair Overeem Turns Concentrate on UFC, With K-1 Still Owing Him Money

When Alistair Overeem thought we would depart behind the two organizations through which he'd won heavyweight game game titles -- Strikeforce and K-1 -- and sign a distinctive agreement while using UFC, one consideration is always that he understood the UFC would really pay him, a thing that is not the problem for individuals his fights.

Overeem mentioned round the MMA Hour he still is not taken proper care of winning the K-1 World Grand Prix Final this season.

"They didn't pay me," Overeem mentioned. "It's a lot of money, Let me tell you that."

Overeem mentioned he must consider suit against FEG, parents company of K-1, but he's skeptical that he'll ever collect what he's owed.

"We're near establishing suit, but Japan can be a hard atmosphere to move. There is a language barrier, there is a culture barrier. Am i expecting something out of this? It's tough to convey. I truly think it'll be very difficult. FEG has many outstanding liabilities, plenty of delinquent bills, so possibly mine is just apt to be put underneath the stack in the other bills. There's a lot of debt."

Overeem mentioned he feels worse for Peter Aerts, whom Overeem knocked to win the K-1 World Grand Prix, and who didn't get paid out anything.

"You obtain your ass began and you aren't getting paid out? Measuring only unfortunate,Inch Overeem mentioned.

But Overeem mentioned he's pleased with his recent business decision to sign while using UFC, where he'll face Brock Lesnar in December. Overeem mentioned he was involved with tough discussions with Strikeforce, is also possessed by UFC parent company Zuffa, before finally being released by Strikeforce only to be re-signed with the UFC. According to him that was an authentic settlement so it was not just posturing with the UFC to move him from Strikeforce for the UFC.

"I don't think everything will be a trick together with a ploy to acquire me into the UFC," Overeem mentioned.

Now Overeem's focus is on Lesnar, whom Overeem sights just like a dangerous opponent.

"I really do certainly think he brings it. I really do certainly think he fights to win, to get rid of his rivals," Overeem mentioned. "I expect him later on full pressure. I expect him being one hundred percent come 12 ,. 30."

If Overeem beats Lesnar, he'd likely face the winning in the approaching heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.

"You will discover a couple of males that are interesting fights personally and people males are really inside the UFC," Overeem mentioned. "This is the large show nowadays. There has been other fights available, there has been other available options, but everybody remains delivering me messages, bothering me, saying go to the UFC, Alistair, when are you going to the UFC? ... It's my job to desire to fight the most effective males, the most effective males will be in the UFC, so clearly If only to battle inside the UFC."
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dean double-barrel bradley- November 28, 2010 at 5:51 am
People who think his head and jaw have grown that much naturally obviously havn't got a clue - the guy is growth'd up to the nines...
thejerkstore- April 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm
There is a lot of ggod points here, and a lot of ignorant people. Best points made: 30lbs gained in 13 months, and thanks to dave for bringing up themassive puffy face of overeem. Anyone that has or uses performance enhancers knows the telltail signs. Overeem is 100% juicing....I use ped's and cold probly make a very educated guess as to the compounds he's using and approximate dosage.
grndzro- October 28, 2009 at 6:50 am
Man the guy has got zits all over his body.....that's a clear indication he is using. everyone who knows him says his personality is all wacked up also. He was a complete jackass in K1.

You don't gain that much without having a very strong desire to compete at the highest level. That desire fosters a respect for other athletes he clearly does not have. He took the easy route. And it will cost him his health very soon it looks like if he dosen't straighten out.

I had a lot of respect for him when he first started MMA. after seeing him in K1 it's all gone now.
Lumberjack- March 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm
If you look at the growth from the picture the first 3 years he doesn't change very much. Then you can notice a huge increase of muscle mass. It's true that if he was seriously trying to put on muscle the correct way he would steadily grow. Unfortunately it doesn't look like that was the case from that time-line. I won't say he was on steroids but its highly unlikely that he would bulk up that quickly without any "help".
Anonymous- February 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm
thats when he was 205 now hes a heavy weight your a moron because its been 5-6years since then ok your fucking idiot
Anonymous- January 4, 2009 at 8:46 pm
Yeah he's on your MOM.
Anonymous- January 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm
emptyhandkiller- January 4, 2009 at 5:14 am
To all you 'roid haters: I would be happy if ALL the mma fighters were juicing. At least then it would be equal. In fact, I wouldn't mind if they showed up in the ring, with an assistant holding an IV bag dripping the magic elixir! Also, they could even fight with the IV bag being held by their nurse! Then, the only time a ref would stop the action would be to untangle the lines. I promise you, THEN we would see some historic fights, well worth the PPV price!
Farthammer- January 3, 2009 at 10:30 pm
Accusing CP of ripping off BE is a low blow. "Oh look at us, we're BE and so civilized and no flame wars please. Let me have a turn sucking Dana White's cock please."

Fuck that; the internet is for swearing at people.

Most of the actual writers are cool, but a couple of them and 95% of the commenters make me want to puke.
cr_trinity- January 3, 2009 at 10:48 am
This article is a BLATANT rip off of a Bloody Elbow piece. Cage Potato: write your own damn shit.
maxwell- January 3, 2009 at 4:43 am
i concur, kneeing someones balls into their body is definitive proof of steroid use.

wait wha-
RyanHobbs- January 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm
Anderson Silva.
Jeremy- January 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm
if you hate the site and it's editors so much go hang out at sherdog and pick up some spyeware while your at it. Im sure the world is a saner place with you not having computer access
Duke of New York A#1- January 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Whats funny about all the people saying he only fights in japan is the fact that he has the Strikeforce HW title. A title he won in California, he fought for strike force twice, in 2006 and in 2007.
god- January 2, 2009 at 4:24 pm
the only way you can knee someone's balls into their body is by juicin.' the ufc should piss test him now while he is in japan just to make it official that he is a juicer, then use that as negotiating power when he tries to get a huge pay off when he comes to the ufc.

Goog- January 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Barry Bonds is innocent, too. It's total coincidence that their progressive photos are almost identical.

I'm around roids al the time in my gym. You an spot a guy on them like spotting a bad toupee. If you suspect they are, then they probably are. If it's not unnatural looking, you don't notice. But as soon as you can say "whoa... look at him" and it doesn't seem natural, call shenanigans. This guy is a textbook example. The traps, proportions, bloating of the face... it's there. So you can give him the benefit all you want, but that fucker is on roids. And so what? He hasn't "cheated" because it's not illegal in Japan. Bring him to the UFC and legitimately test him and you'll see him drop some noticeable weight.

Wandy Silva is what a person looks like when they work out HARD. Lean, sculpted, muscular, and believable. Overreem took a shortcut. Congratulations... you've permanently damaged your organs and you'll be washed out in a year or less.
Jburg- January 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm
looks like squirrel master has been chuggin some haterade, yo. time to flake out, dodo.
squirrel master- January 2, 2009 at 3:05 pm
@ Dr. Gonzo

Please refrain from EVER using the word “Haterade” in CP
NO…..never mind, don’t ever fucking use Haterade!!!!
FUCK!! next thing you know MTV and BET hippies are going to be in this awesome homoerotic website!!!!
Joey- January 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm
Technically, if the guy is using steroids, he's not doing anything wrong. In Japan that stuff is okay so they allow him to juice all he wants. Hell, he could come right out and admit it, and it wouldn't make a difference. If he came to the UFC, that would be a different story, but for the time being Overeem has found his place in Japan and he can stick whatever he wants into his body.
Richard Wad- January 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm
What, is the news so slow you have to fabricate some bullsh...article about this? Your site is superb, so I'll take the junk articles w/ the good ones. But honestly, a professional athlete who trains and lifts at least 3 days and has a goal can certainly put on a good deal of muscle weight. I hate it when weaklings who half-ass commit (or don't even really commit at all) to working out, are so quick to judge people who dedicate themselves to a cause.
Anonymous- January 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm
But I loved the new Rambo movie D:
Xamot- January 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm
If you think a fat head and squishy muscles are natural then you are a fucking retard. Watch the newest Rambo movie if you want to see how weird fuckers on steroids look.
Anonymous- January 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm
This guys face is fucking huge.

For all you BOTD people (Benifit of the doubt)

Lets just give Bob Sapp the benifit of the doubt too. I mean, maybe he just works really hard in the gym.