Eight Meals a Day! -Here’s How Much Alistair Overeem Eats Everyday

Published 02/05/2021, 4:33 AM EST


‘The Demolition Man’ Alistair Overeem will return this weekend at UFC Fight Night 184 for a main event clash against Russian heavyweight Alexander Volkov. Overeem is looking to make one last run at the UFC heavyweight title, and Volkov will not be a pushover.

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Prior to the legend’s return, Ariel Helwani took to Twitter to post a throwback video of Overeem talking about his diet. Overeem has one of the scariest looking physiques in the UFC or in MMA in general. Certainly, his diet has to be something insane too.

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‘The Reem’ eats a massive eight meals a day. He explains how he spends his day, which mostly revolves around training, eating, sleeping, and so on in a cycle. He also explained why he doesn’t get fat and stays so muscular despite eating so much. His fast metabolism contributes to that. He eats a lot of yogurts, orange juice, milk, and of course meat.

‘The Demolition Man’ eats all kinds of meat including beef, horse meat. He also likes to eat fish. In another video Helwani posted, Overeem explains his love for beef.

His diet has certainly done wonders considering the success he has had in his career. He has won championships across the globe in promotions like Strikeforce, K-1 Grand Prix, DREAM. It’s only the UFC gold that has eluded him in his career. ‘The Reem’ had his shot at the championship in UFC 203, but came up short against Stipe Miocic.

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Can Alistair Overeem be triumphant this weekend?

If ‘The Demolition Man’ can beat Drago, he will propel himself into consideration for a clash against the elite contenders. Despite being 40, ‘The Demolition Man‘ is still certainly capable of beating anybody in the roster.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 16: Alistair Overeem (R) of the Netherlands fights Walt Harris (L) of the United States in their heavyweight bout during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Fans will also want to see the legend fight for the title once before it’s all said and done. But, a victory this weekend is key to that. Otherwise, he will be pushed down the pecking order in an already stacked heavyweight division.

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Can Overeem come out triumphant this weekend? What did you make of his insane diet?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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