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Report: Duffee vs. Overeem Confirmed for K-1 NYE Show

(Todd Duffee does curls for the girls and testosterone replacement therapy for his opponents. PicProps: XPE Sports)

Alistair Overeem’s New Year’s Eve bout with recently exiled UFC malcontent Todd Duffee is officially going down, according to a report out Thursday morning from MMA’s Ariel Helwani. Overeem’s status for the event was confirmed yesterday as rumors of the Duffee fight simultaneously began to percolate. At first it appeared the honchos at FEG wanted to keep the identity of The Reem’s opponent secret – at least until they’d, we don’t know, slipped Duffee through customs in a giant duffle bag marked “Perishable Goods” or something like that – but then the fighter himself let the cat out of the bag by posting (and immediately deleting) a message on his Facebook page.

Smooth move, T-Duff. Hey, since it’s the holiday season, please allow us to express our heartfelt thanks for social media and the unfettered opportunity it provides fighters to broadcast the worst parts of their personalities and prematurely release time-sensitive information to the public without checking with anyone (anyone at all) beforehand. Without you, beloved Facebook and Twitter, this sport wouldn’t be nearly as fun. Marcus Davis?

Anyhoo, if the bout comes off – and we assume it will, since Helwani’s reports ain’t nothing to fuck with – it’ll at least amount to a far stiffer NYE test than Overeem got during that debacle against Fujita last year. At least we hope it will, though with Duffee out of action since his May loss to Mike Russow and subsequent UFC dismissal, there’s no telling where his head, heart or cardio will be at for this contest.

As Helwani notes, it’s a bit of an odd decision for the Duffster, who recently reportedly turned down the chance to face Bigfoot Silva on short notice in Strikeforce and already has a fight scheduled with “TUF” washout Abe Wagner in January in something called Titan Fighting Championships. Gotta believe for him to step up for a probable face-pounding against Overeem, the money was right. Or the fight will be fixed. Or something. It’s Japan after all, you never can tell. Either that or Duffee might be suffering from that total inability to conceptualize his own limitations we talked about yesterday. Either that, or he pulls off a huge upset.

At least the (alleged) signing of this bout ups the “almost competitive matchup” count for K-1’s NYE show to, oh, about two or three. Not bad for a card currently advertised to feature 15 fights and a cast of thousands. We’ll be sure to fast forward through most of it sometime during the first week of January, after our girlfriend suckers us into watching White Christmas and A Christmas Story but before we let her get anywhere near the DVD player with that copy of Holiday Inn. Seriously dude, we already watched White Christmas. How much crooning can a guy be legitimately expected to take?

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Joedirt- December 24, 2010 at 11:24 am
Reem by murder in the first. There will be so much juice in the ring at one time that the first two rows watching the fights would probably piss hot for a couple days.
SouthAfricanMMA- December 24, 2010 at 1:10 am
Duffee really has everything to gain and nothing to lose in this fight. The pressure will be on The Reem for sure but he should still win quite convincingly
BuckWild- December 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Horse Meat > TRT
Big Jumpin Dad- December 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm
Todd Duffey saying he needs TRT is just about as convincing as Ronnie Coleman
Dan_Quinns_trramp_Stamp- December 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Duff man is getting ARLOVSKI'D!
BryanF- December 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm
You leave a Christmas Story the fuck out of this!

Oh no!
nickyroose- December 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Guys, I'm not DUFFMAN anymore. I'm just regular old Patrick Duffman now.
Fedor Penn- December 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm
MMAfix is is saying that Duffee is out due to the pay he was offered.
DARKHORSE06- December 23, 2010 at 1:55 pm
I could curl that with my dick. Twice.
mr_popo0- December 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm
really. what i was thinking. the day duff dies . reem gonna murder his ass
IsnappedYourarm- December 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm
This is just gonna be another I told you so for the UFC. DUffee will find some way to win and then Dana White will say what he always says. Overeem is a nice guy but he couldn't beat a guy who got kicked out of the UFC, bla bla bla. I hope Reem wins though.
LAS- December 23, 2010 at 11:51 am
Todd is going to need consonant replacement therapy after Overeem beats the 'F' out of him in this fight. See what I did there?
twoleftfeet- December 23, 2010 at 11:45 am
I was thinking the same thing. I wish I had low test so I could curl 270 lbs.
just some dong- December 23, 2010 at 11:32 am
No way is dude curling six plates... that is fucking nuts.
Almost North- December 23, 2010 at 11:22 am
Duffman is thrusting needles into his ass! OH YEAH!!
knucklesamitch- December 23, 2010 at 11:17 am
Duffman is thrusting in the directions of the problem! OH YEAH!!

Yes, I'm aware my comment is totally irrelevant, but EFB quoted Duffman and I wanted to join in.
El Famous Burrito- December 23, 2010 at 11:11 am
Duffman's gonna die!

Oh, yeah!
topdog- December 23, 2010 at 10:58 am
Well i really am hoping for an upset. Duffe has a punchers chance because Overreems chin is a little suspect. Besides with Duffe taking TRT he is probably going to shoot a couple vials in his system before the fight considering Japanese mma doesnt drug test. On the other hand the Reem will be pissing hot too. We will have to wait and see....should be a quick one.
HardKnockLife- December 23, 2010 at 10:47 am
I'd fight Overeem too, if you know, I didn't have fully functional balls.
BONGTAR- December 23, 2010 at 10:44 am
and fuck facebook and twitter. I've gotten in to more trouble with the ladies over that shit than any other form of cock blocking/salt throwing combined.
BONGTAR- December 23, 2010 at 10:43 am
eh. reem with a big ko early.
jimbonics- December 23, 2010 at 10:43 am
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