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Video: The Reem Season 2 Episode 8

(Video courtesy of Vimeo/THE REEM)

Our favorite web documentary series is back with another episode just intime for its protagonist’s biggest fight of his career.

In this episode of The Reem, Alistair Overeem does some PR work in L.A. ahead of his UFC 141 bout with Brock Lesnar this Friday and spends some time training with Mark Munoz and company at Reign Training Center.

Shame on HDNet and the Octagon Nation Tour for jacking our swagger (6:08 mark) and props to Overeem for punking the last fan in line at the signing. The dude looked like he was going to cry.

What’s up with the “Chessboxing” guy? Strange vibes from him. I’m guessing being shell shocked is the least of his issues.

We also finally get to meet Alistair’s dad, who makes an appearance when he catches one of his son’s training session for the first time ever and explains that it’s too stressful to become emotionally invested in his sons’ fighting careers, so he never watches their fights. Overeem explains that he and his siblings convinced their somewhat frail looking pops to move to Holland since he had been living alone in England for the past eight years.

Joining Alistair at the “Alistair Overeem Training Center” to prepare for the fight are Todd Duffee and Jared Rosholt.

If you judge Alistair and Brock’s training partners by MMA Math (and really, who doesn’t?), neither one has a marked advantage over the other, but “The Demolition Man” may have a slight edge, depending on how you carry the 1. Rosholt’s 125-27 collegiate wrestling record is trumped by Lesnar’s teammate Cole Konrad‘s 155-13 mark, while Duffee KO’ed Death Clutch hired gun Tim Hague, who choked out Brock’s striking coach Pat Barry.

Finally, the former Strikeforce heavyweight champ expounded briefly on his recent drug testing issue with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, explaining that he did what was asked of him to the best of his ability.



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XENOPHON- December 28, 2011 at 9:15 am
I was shocked at Lesnar dominating Herring. You got a point well taken.
@intercept440 - shusssh. I am not high, but they test in Holland, and England differently than in the U.S. for steroids...I went up an down in da plane once I found out.

I will publicly retract the "Lesnar is programmed to win. This fight is fixed." But all the rest stands.
Motivated Penn- December 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

There is more than one reason for a fighter slowing down during a fight. Some people still keep saying Mayhem gassed during the Bisping fight. The true reason is that he was broken. He realized Bisping is 10x the fighter he is, and gave up.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 28, 2011 at 6:07 am
You all think its gonna be an amazing fight, lets hope so. Did you see Lesnar's body language and tone of voice at the presser and the photo shoot ? He's scared shitless. I fear we will see a repeat of Lesnar v Velasquez. The moment things go wrong Lesnar turtles up quits and gets his paycheck. 6 months later he fights Mir again.
RearNakedSpoon- December 28, 2011 at 5:36 am
@edhedicus I'm not going to make it sound like I know it as a fact or anything but the opinion tends to be that cutting weight affects the ability to stay concious after being hit and Overeem was emaciated to get to 205. look at the comeback Edgar could do against Maynard about 4 times in 2 fights because he doesn't cut any weight.
Overeem took plenty of punch's and knee's against Werdum but they never even phased him. It took a K1 striking legend like Badr Hari to knock him down, not even out. Lesnar is no where near his level of stand up so don't get your hopes up on one of his sloppy punch's landing cleanly. If Lesnar gets on top of Overeem and Controls him like he did Frank Mir then fair enough, anyone would be heading for sleepy time. However Overeem will most likely knee or toss Lesnar away as he has done with many others of his size.
SnackDaddy- December 27, 2011 at 11:07 pm
This is going to be an amazing fight. Can. Not. Wait. I don't know who I want to win more. As a person, I like Overeem but, I also don't want Brock's career to continue its downward slide. He's an amazingly gifted athlete (well actually both of them are) and is much better than his record actually portrays him to be. I think these top guys should be given more fight and a chance to smash the second-tier more often.
Sopapo- December 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm
oh nvm. just checked his record. all cans.
Sopapo- December 27, 2011 at 10:28 pm
what about this Jared Rosholt? seems like he has a bright future. some1 post some links to his fights. Wrestling animal and training Striking with alistair. Thats some cool shit right there.
intercept440- December 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm
xeno....are you high??????
Todd M- December 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Thanks for the insight Fanatic, now go and die of Aids in a Calcutta brothel, this awesome site is not a springboard to your pathetic one.
macreadysshack- December 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm
May the best man win. And by that I mean, may Alastair Overeem win. Please. December 27, 2011 at 6:40 pm
Frank Mir doubts what Overeem can do in this fight.
edhedicus- December 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm
After seeing the Ubereem v Badr Hari fight on HDNET again the other night, I began to ponder something. What if Lesnar lands a punch, and drops and KO's Ubereen? His chin is suspect, and has been KO'd by a laundry list of guys weighing barely 200 lbs. We all know he will be wrestle fucked into oblivion while being 'Hulk smashed', but that would be a sight to see. Lesnar, standing over the body of Ubereem.....
ArmFarmer- December 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm
OK, watched the entire video (which was great) and have to say that there is a strange aroma of "emotional" that is present. Between his pimp daddy father and his mothers condition with cancer I see that Alistair is a decent guy. Its a shame that the UFC is setting him for defeat in his UFC opener. Good thing he wised up, and got the fuck out of Munoz OC gym.
I have to wonder about the reports that Reem and his brother got into a bar brawl. Whoever wanted to fight this guy and his brother at the same time, had to have some big fucking balls.
Wonder if Bas Rutten could take Alistair Overeem?
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 3:48 pm
At least none of the 10 million beaner's holed up and in hiding from the Federal Immigration Authorities in Los Angeles grabbed the xenophone and publicly asked Overeem if he was going to change his fight handle to "Shrek."
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 3:36 pm
@ G.I. Joe Waupo
at the 6 minute plus mark, is that you beating up the UFC speed bag with your power shots? Big GRIN
XENOPHON- December 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm
Come on, Alistair is training at the same joint Mayhem trained at...You know, the same place that turned out a fighter that gassed after 3 minutes and received the Bisping Bully Beat Down.
Ok, two things must happen. Sonnen must smash Munoz and Mayhem must get beat up 2 more times. British fighters should be allowed the honor of sending Mayhem to obscurity.
Each has lost all credibility. Munoz with his zen-reign philosophy bullshit, and Mayhem with his "tingliness" comment.
Who ever told Alistair that he could get prepared for Brock's wrestling with the 2nd string Munoz is the same guy that has fixed this fight.
Lesnar is programmed to win. This fight is fixed.