He is a beast. But if anyone says he's unstoppable, don't take it seriously, and don't think all Alistair fans think so. I'm a huge Alistair fan, but thinking he's unstoppable and demi-god is blatantly wrong.
He's a good to great fighter, and he's almost always very exciting to watch. Why can't we leave it at that?
Rankings are IMO pretty retarded in the first place. Rankings work with soccer, hockey and other sports where the guys face off against all other teams several times. That's when it works. Rankings in a sport where a fighter fights maybe against 1-5% of the total of contestants, there's really no way to tell if a fighter should be ranked 1, 4, 5 or even 7, based on his skills and the skills of his foes. Simply put, rankings are fun to look at and debate, but there's really no rock solid foundation for them.
I don't mean to insult you, but to me this topic is trolling on several fronts.
To begin with this is hardly an original thought. Next to Brock Lesnar and maybe Frank Mir, Overeem is the most disrespected and scrutinized HW on the internet. To take the common line of thinking and then profess the opposite point of view claiming the people are calling him unstoppable is ridiculous.
I apologize if you took offense, had this popped up in the right forum I wouldn't have gotten angry. But I feel like this is a transparent flame baiting thread and I really don't like it.
I'm kind of agreeing here. Not about the posting in the wrong forum (people can make honest mistakes), but about the part that Alistair is one of the more hated MMA fighters out there. Apart from a small Alistair war wagon thread on Sherdog, the majority of the topics I have seen about him (from MMA fans) is hate or some kind of underrating based on overrating.
Overrating that's very rare.
I've seen more people writing him off with things like "He'd never make it in the UFC" or "He's just a can smasher - look at his record, he hasn't beaten anyone yet", than I've seen people hyping him off the roof.