Days After Making Retirement Claims, Shocking Turnaround in Place for 43-Year-Old Alistair Overeem as UFC Legend’s Team Reveals Unexpected Update

Published 07/06/2023, 5:32 AM EDT

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After a successful 25-year career, former UFC veteran Alistair Overeem stated his plans to explore new opportunities and focus on promoting health in his future endeavors. As a result, the 43-year-old fighter announced his retirement from combat sports during an interview on ‘Lovin Dubai’. Overeem’s retirement gained attention due to his significant weight loss, which was a deliberate choice influenced by a nutritionist named Julian VanHoven. Under VanHoven’s guidance, Overeem embraced a vegetarian lifestyle and took supplements to cleanse his body of parasites.

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He now follows a diet that includes nuts and creates an alkaline environment to prevent parasite growth. Overeem believes these changes have positively impacted his overall health. Having said that, ‘The Demolition Man’ has decided to stick around a little longer, perhaps, before he bids adieu to the sport. Days after the fighter announced his retirement, his management has come up with an exciting update.

Alistair Overeem stays in the game for a little longer

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After the media frenzy surrounding Overeem’s retirement announcement, Main Event NL, a Dutch combat sports outlet, took the initiative to contact his management and shed light on the matter. It was revealed that while Overeem does have intentions of departing from combat sports in the coming days, he is not ready to hang up his gloves just yet.

Instead, he plans to step into the ring for one or two more fights before embarking on a new path of promoting his revamped lifestyle and potentially venturing into the health industry.

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“During an interview with @lovindubai, Alistair Overeem stated that he has decided to stop fighting. What he hadn’t announced is when he would. Following the reporting of this news, we have reached out to the management of ‘The Reem’ for comment. Management indicated that Overeem has not stopped fighting at all.”

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“The expectation is that he will play 1 or 2 more games before hanging up his gloves. Overeem is one of the most successful Dutch fighters who has fought for the largest organizations in the world in various disciplines. Fortunately, we can enjoy a few more games from him.”

His remarkable achievements in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing, including world titles. Moreover, he holds victories against respected opponents, such as Brock Lesnar, Fabricio Werdum, Junior Dos Santos, Mark Hunt, and so on. And now, with the retirement being postponed, he might just add another name to his list of already impressive opponents.

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Whom do you think Alistair Overeem should fight next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Mayur Soni

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Mayur Soni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His journey as an MMA fan started with Conor McGregor’s historic 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo in 2015, which sparked his love for the sport. Since then, he has closely followed the sport and gained an in-depth understanding of its nuances, which reflects in his insightful and analytical writing.
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