While the rest of us were watching Alistair Overeem make Brock Lesnar wish he had never taken up real fighting, the creative powers behind “The Reem” were releasing another episode of our favorite online documentary.
Judging by our favorite two gifs from the episode, you can guess that “The Demolition Man” was a big hit in Vegas.
Check it out below.
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Season 2, episode 9 begins with Alistair arriving in Las Vegas where he promptly heads to a clinic to submit a urine sample as per NSAC requirement. After that “The Demolition Man” heads to the MGM Grand to attend to some last-minute promotional odds and ends. He’s joined by possibly the coolest guy under Zuffa contract (sorry Bruce), Burt Watson who gives the former Strikeforce champ a rundown of what’s going to go down on fight night.
Alistair shows his sense of humor when he gives Ariel Helwani a hug, just so he can get him sweaty, which may be why the MMAFighting.com reporter says he gives “the slight edge on paper” to Lesnar in the fight.
Does anybody else find it fascinating that Brock knows he had surgery in May but can’t calculate how many months it’s been since then? I don’t know if he can’t add or if he just doesn’t give a shit as long as he gets paid… or was that his opinion on fighting?
It’s also curious to note that Brock’s confidence in his striking was high heading into the fight, which may explain why he forgot he was once a Division I wrestler. Saying that he and Pat Barry were “banging” and it was “look out time” when they sparred may have foreshadowed his true gameplan for the bout. Having a paid training partner and coach who stands in the pocket and trades with you to boost your confidence in the gym isn’t the same as squaring off against someone like Overeem who could snap your neck with a kick or a punch. Lesson learned.