Putting it mildly, Alistair Overeem (pictured) has had a disappointing UFC career. Following last Friday’s TKO setback to Ben Rothwell, an opponent Overeem was pegged as a 4-1 odds-on favorite to dispose of, many thought “The Demolition Man’s” days inside the octagon were over.
The heavyweight has gone just 2-3 in the UFC since signing a lucrative contract in 2011. Toss in there a nine-month testosterone suspension that ruined UFC 146, a potentially massive pay-per-view payday for the UFC, to go along with his meager record and hefty paycheck, it appeared as though the writing was already plastered all over the cage wall.
However, UFC president Dana White isn’t quite prepared to cut ties with his former top free agent signing.
“He’s still ranked in top 10,” White said of Overeem on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight. “We’ll give him another fight.”
And people say the UFC Fighter Rankings are meaningless…
No word on when Overeem will get yet another shot at redemption.