If you live in the United States, you may have found it difficult to keep up with the overseas career of Alistair Overeem these past two and a half years. Foregoing fighting in the States, Overeem has cited lack of competition as his reason for staying busy in Japan and the Netherlands. It’s possible that, under the radar, he had lost a lot of American exposure and a lot of American fans.
He is determined not to let that happen again. Overeem has kept very busy with interviews before and since the May 15 Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery event. Capping all of this off, he is documenting his fighting life on film, with an online documentary called “The Reem”. Produced by Fabrice Deters and filmed by Eldar Gross, “The Reem” follows Overeem as he trains, promotes, and competes. So far, three episodes have been released chronicling his first title defense against Brett Rogers.
Immediately following his fight with Rogers, Overeem called out Fedor Emelianenko, whom many consider to be his only real test left in Strikeforce. Should that fight come to fruition, an inside look at the physical, mental, and promotional preparation from Alistair Overeem will be interesting to see. Make sure to check out www.thereem.com to keep up with all past and future updates to this wonderful online documentary. Whether you’re a fan of Overeem already, or simply want an inside look at how a top-level mixed martial artist lives and prepares for his fights, you don’t want to miss this.