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Please Say This Is Just a Tasteless Joke: Alistair Overeem to Face Sam Hoger Next?

(Great, everybody’s got a belt or two. Big deal.)

The continuing saga of Strikeforce heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem gets weirder with each new chapter, and more and more it’s looking like he’s willing to do just about anything but fight in the United States.  More proof for that hypothesis comes by way of news that his next MMA fight may be against 8-4 UFC washout Sam Hoger.  Inside Fights says the fight has been verbally agreed to by both parties and will take place on an upcoming Shooto event.  We can’t help but think that Dream might be the more likely venue since they did make some vague promises recently about getting Overeem into their poorly designed cage later this month. 

On his Twitter page Hoger wrote that he “MAY have a date” with Overeem, and implored whoever might be reading that message not to “ruin it for me now.”  Unless one of Hoger’s 137 followers is in a management position at an MMA organization we’re not sure exactly how that would be possible, but for Christ’s sakes, if any of you Hoger fans have any pull, now’s the time to exert it.  Not only would this fight be a farce, but it might also be the kind of farce that results in Hoger taking his meals through a straw for the next several months.

Hoger also made reference in an earlier tweet to a “potential huge fight in October,” which gives us one more reason to think he might be Overeem’s opponent for Dream.12 on October 25.  And since that event is supposed to have something to do with appeasing a wrathful God, maybe Hoger/Overeem is the obligatory human sacrifice portion of those proceedings.

If this all pans out it would mean that Overeem would return to MMA for the first time in nearly a year to take on a mediocre opponent who’s a weight class below him.  It would mean that while Strikeforce has the strongest heavyweight division in its history, the champion of said division would rather crush cans in Japan than take a meaningful fight to defend his belt in America.  And since Overeem doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’s afraid of a challenge in the cage, it’s hard not to conclude that he’s doing this to avoid those pesky athletic commissions and their silly performance-enhancing drug tests.  Come on, you were all thinking it.

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Komodo- October 7, 2009 at 2:46 am
Belt shmelt. I can't wait till someone beats Overeem's teeth through the fucking mat. Strip that dork of his SF title already... why is this so hard?

Bootylam- October 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm
He's scared to fight off his juice. It's a mental block I say! Fuck Hoger. Thieves are one of the worst types of scum on the planet.
leonard cohen- October 6, 2009 at 9:29 am
hoger did take machida the distance as well. hes not that horrible. overeem hasnt fought in mma in a year, maybe he wants a tune up before a big fight in the states.
Clyde- October 6, 2009 at 5:20 am
Overeem, pull your finger and that needle out of your arse and go fight in the states. You can have a good laugh with Lesnar about how you've both never failed a drugs test.
john t- October 5, 2009 at 8:29 pm
LOL @ KEG what site have you been on where people are all over Rashad's nuts? I think 1 out of 50 people are Rashad fan's and you call him god.
LAS- October 5, 2009 at 8:20 pm
" take on a mediocre opponent a weight class below him..."

Have you seen Hoger lately? I won't argue with the mediocre part, but he is one fat son of a bitch. My guess is Sausage Tits would outweigh Overeem by a good 10 pounds if they did meet up.
K.E.G.- October 5, 2009 at 7:08 pm
Look Sam took Rashad to a split decision. Most everyone on this site rides Rashads nuts so you all should love this motherfucker. He almost took out your god. Why couldn't he beat overeem.
Smitty- October 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Instead of his usual "Thor Hammer" Overeem comes out with, for this fight, he should just come out with a fighting picket sign!

PurplePickle- October 5, 2009 at 4:46 pm
Could be worse. Imagine Overeem/McCully on Oct. 25. Fowlkes would have a mini-stroke.
portland mma- October 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm
Now this is a fight the fans have been clamoring for. Alistair the nut crusher Overeem against a guy that most people only know because he stole shit on a reality TV show. There comes a point where you just have to cut your respect loose for a guy, welcome to the land of Brett Favre and Cung Lee.
Da Spied Her- October 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm
So that's who "samh999" was that outbid me for that belt on eBay!
EzMoNeY- October 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm
i think its about time we just went the daniel tosh route and legalized it. i'm tired of having to see my suped up athletes only fight in japan and have to half ass apologize and pretend like their not in the states. juice em up! so we can see some fuckin fights already
Iron Fist- October 5, 2009 at 3:33 pm
There's times that I enjoy and respect the more freestyle approach that Strikeforce has towards handling their fighters, but in this case I really wish Scott Coker would go completely forehead vein popping Dan White apeshit and tell Alistair Hemeroid Cream to fuck off and kiss his belt goodbye.
itsgalf- October 5, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Get off the juice, Overeem
One Two- October 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Sam "the beanie Stealer" Hoger obviously stole Overeems "missing" belt and Overeem must reclaim it before coming back to Strikeforce. only explanation.
youngblood- October 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm
Who Cares????