Hey the reem is a beast, don't let his last fight fool you. Until he loses the strikeforce belt then we can judge. As it stands ring now his size and skills puts him above the rest. The man did have a long lay off from the change, he did not lose. Yes it was a bad performance but at the end of the day everyone is entitle to one of those matches. Before the werdum fight he was destroying everybody. If he does have another bad performance against big foot then i would say he is overrated, but as of right now he is a beast and easily a top 3 hw in the world.
See, the key words are in bold here. I think we actually can start to judge him now, because when 'destroying everybody' consists of guys like Fujita, and James frickign Thompson, I don't give that much weight.
It's true, I'm not writing him off because of one fight, anyone can have an off night. But Werdum is his first real test in literally years, and all his real tests before that, he lost. He lost to Kharitonov, to Rua, to Nogeira, to Arona, he beats guys like Gary Goodridge, and Todd Duffee.
To be an elite fighter, you have to beat elite fighters, Overeem has not done that at all. There is no way I put him top three now. I used to think he might be, but no way after that fight, he gets blown away by the top 3 in the UFC IMO. If he shows up and blows Bigfoot away with a big time KO or TKO, ok, its on, but I have a very hard time imagining that after the Werdum fight. I'll be watching his next fight with interest.