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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 01:49 AM
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I'm just going to say whoever wrote that article was spot on. After years of fighting the nobodies of the sport Overeem could have established himself as a top HW yesterday. Instead he show that he is just overhyped.

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I'll admit that I walked away disappointed last night, but I think you're all being a bit harsh on The Reem. He did win pretty easily against a "top 5 " opponent. Werdum just collapsed every time Overeem tried to engage...

Anyways the "Penn Fallacy" stuff is pretty unforgivable and that definitely irked me. As for The Reem, I guess we have to wait another fight to see if he is legit top 3 or not. I just hope all of this BS about him not fighting tough opponents can stop now. It's not like he was ducking anybody in the first place.

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I think the writer makes some great points. And this being written before the fight, he turned out to be sort of correct. Overeem is obviously not as much of a monster as a lot of people expected him to be when faced with higher-tier competition.

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 03:06 AM
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Put BJ in the ring with whoever wrote that article. BJ Penn Fallacy my ass... BJ fought at WW and also fought Machida. He's constantly looking for a challenge...ffs

On topic.. I think the Reem was overhyped quite a bit, but then again, who isn't? Brock was, Carwin was and when either JDS or Cain lose their first (UFC) fight, people will say they were overhypded aswell.
It's not like the Reem has been ducking opponents ffs, he just wasn't in the UFC. I think he would have crushed Fedor at any point in time (or since becoming Uebereem). And to be honest, he stands a good chance against JDS and Cain, IF he can avoid the takedowns.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-20-2011, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Finnsidious View Post

Overeem looked terrible, Werdum could have easily been given the decision.
You should watch the fight again. Wedum didn't do anything to win. Overeem tried to be aggressive but he couldn't do much since Werdum didn't want to fight.
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