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Alistair Overeem Talks Brock Lesnar, Says WWE Star Will “Get His Ass Kicked” if he Makes UFC Return

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The UFC has inked pro-wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks to a contract, but it still remains to be seen if fellow, WWE star, Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagon in 2015.

Although the former heavyweight champ hasn’t made any comments that would point to his UFC return, there continues to be a ton of speculation and talk as to whether Lesnar might come back.

Case in point, MMA Fighting.com’s Ariel Helwani recently spoke with Alistair Overeem, who sent Lesnar back to pro-wrestling in 2011, after he took out the decorated wrestler at UFC 141. The “Reem” has called on Lesnar to return to the UFC in the past, and has expressed an interest in fighting the heavyweight again.

When Overeem was asked to weigh-in on whether he believes Lesnar could indeed, return to fighting, the Dutchman said:

“I joked about it, got a lot of criticism about it, blah, blah, blah, I can kind of see a little bit of it happening. At this point, people are talking about his return, and I’m actually going to retract my words and I’m going to say he’s not coming back.”

“He’s not going to come back. There’s a couple of reasons, but reason number one, he’s going to get his ass kicked. He ain’t going nowhere. He’s staying in WWE.”

Whoa. Mr. Lesnar? Any response?

Of course, the reason there’s been more talk regarding Lesnar as of late, is because it’s believed his current WWE deal will end in early 2015. Lesnar battled diverticulitis before he faced Overeem in 2011, and following the loss, he said his MMA career was done.

Since then, however, there have been rumors that Lesnar has expressed an interest in fighting again, as his health issues are apparently behind him.

Lesnar aside, Overeem must focus on the task at hand, and that’s Stefan Struve, who he will battle tomorrow night at UFC on FOX 13.

6 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Overeem might just pass Mir in his obsessiveness over Brock.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    I actually think Brock can beat Reem. If struve beats him what’s next? K1..

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Reem is right. No reason for Brock to come back at this point. Dude was a legit talent, and like so many other guys if he’d gotten into MMA a bit sooner who knows what his ceiling might have been.

    But at his age and with the medical condition (which might have been an unlucky biological thing, or might have been spurred by the abuse of alcohol/pills/etc. from his WWE days).

    As for Reem vs. Mir, the big difference is Brock turned Mir’s face into hamburger while Reem had Brock giving up in the fetal position. And Reem of course beat Mir too (like most everyone else).

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Reem has been an absolute flop in the UFC, that’s the simple reality. But he’s had a very odd run with the UFC…

    Coming off a win over Werdum, the UFC brought him on board. In his debut he was literally toying with Big Foot for 2 easy rounds, before a weird exchange after the 2nd round where he started talking shit and then came out in the 3rd and got caught and put to fucking sleep by Big Foot.

    Next, Reem fought Browne and had ol Hapa curled up in a ball of hurt…but kinda like Carwin not being able to seal the deal against Brock, Browne somehow survived and then caught a tired Reem with the front kick.

    Then he beat Mir in a yawner.

    Then the loss to freaking Rothwell.

    I was willing to give Reem the benefit of the doubt up till the Rothwell fight, but that was just bad. A top tier fighter has no business losing to that guy, and I think Reem’s best days are well behind him. But that doesn’t mean he still can’t make some noise in the still very thin HW division.

  • Richard Stabone says:

    Hmmm…I wonder who the dingleberry down voter is who isn’t capable of offering a counterpoint. Such a mystery.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I can’t believe votes are even still a thing, they hardly get used anymore

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