Okay, Overeem beat the crap out of him in their last matchup. That's not really up for debate. But...
...but Lesnar had some sort of diverticurkyallurititnititusmagnaleritus or something like that. Apparently, it was a pretty serious matter. Now, I don't really like that big 'ole redneck with his flat top and his penis-shaped tattoo. I don't like his attitude and I don't usually get along with those types of people, so I'm not a fan.
There's something to be said about being extremely ill or injured. Now, a lot of fighters will take a loss and then say they were hurt. Remember though, Brock was having issues BEFORE the Overeem fight. As a matter of fact, he tried keeping it under wraps and had to pull out of a couple title fights with Shane Carwin, a fight he eventually won but showed a great deal of vulnerability.
The thing is, Brock never really seemed the same fighter after that. But enough about that silly redneck.
I hate using MMA math, but sometimes it's the best we got. Alistair Overeem and "pre-diverticurkyallurititnititusmagnaleritus" Brock Lesnar share a common opponent. Frank Mir. If you look at both of their performances against Mir, you sorta' get an idea of what a healthy and happy white-trash gorilla Brock really is and how that version of himself would probably have matched up with the 'Reem.
I think it's wonderful that Overeem was able to finish some of MMA greats like Gary Goodridge and Todd Duffee, but the fact remains that he recently got knocked out by Bigfoot, a talented fighter (but never a serious threat to the title) and Travis Brown (a talented fighter, but also someone who had never before been mentioned in a serious discussion about being in the title picture.)
So, where does that leave Overeem? Well, he's an excellent fighter. He's a beast and it's great that the UFC has him. I think there are two fights that make sense for both him and the other fighter that would be involved. They are:
-Brock Lesnar. Hey, Overeem called him out. It would also give everyone a good idea about whether or not Brock is fully recovered and positioned for a comeback. This is a matchup that makes sense.
-Junior Dos Santos. This is excellent for a couple reasons. First off, Junior is the undisputed "second best fighter" in the heavyweight division. That guy is not about to get any title shots anytime soon. He is in a unique position to determine whether or not an up and coming fighter can give Cain a challenge. I don't know if anyone else in the UFC can beat him, though...so we should use this talent of his sparingly or Cain will never have a chance to defend his title.
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