“People Quick to Forget Chadwick Boseman”: Depleted-Looking 43-Year-Old Alistair Overeem Has Fans Concerned as UFC Legend’s Extreme Transformation Comes to Light

Published 06/20/2023, 5:24 AM EDT

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Alistair Overeem, once a dominant force in the UFC, made a surprising return to his kickboxing roots last year, ending his decade-long run in the mixed martial arts organization. Overeem, boasting a professional MMA record of 47 wins, 19 losses, and one no contest, as well as a kickboxing record of 10 wins, 4 losses, and one no contest, squared off against Badr Hari in October.

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The clash between the two experienced fighters was intense, with both men trading momentum throughout. Overeem showcased his power by dropping Hari multiple times throughout the bout. It was a display of the Dutch kickboxer’s prowess, re-igniting hope in the fans that he is still an elite competitor.

However, the hope seems to be misplaced as Overeem has been hit by a double whammy of shocking events.


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These Alistair Overeem pictures are provoking extreme fan reactions

Lately, some pictures posted by Overeem have created a buzz among netizens. The online community has wasted no time in expressing their surprise and concern over Alistair Overeem’s noticeably deflated physique. Social media platforms are buzzing with reactions, with some fans humorously dubbing him “Overslim” instead of “Overeem.”

Online fans provided the following reactions:


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“His arms look abnormal”

“I hope he’s okay and not something serious. We said a lot of the same things about Chadwick”

“Welterweight Overeem?”

“You never know what someone is battling. People quick to forget Chadwick Boseman”

“Looks like an immigrant now”

“Bro is real life all might”

“He should fight Henry Cejudo”

“So he’s going back to his original weight class?”

“No more acai and Jesus?!”

“Shortage of horse meat?”


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Overeem’s rocky road to GLORY


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Meanwhile, fans hoping for a jubilant return of Overeem to kickboxing after the Badr Hari bout were in for a rude awakeningAccording to MMAfighting.com, and as was subsequently confirmed by GLORY, Overeem’s victory over Hari was overturned due to a failed drug test. As a result, he has been handed a harsh one-year suspension, transforming his win into a no-contest and leading to his subsequent removal from the GLORY rankings.

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The consequences of Overeem’s transgression extend beyond the suspension. He has also been required to surrender a portion of his fight earnings, highlighting the severe repercussions of his actions. This setback not only tarnishes his recent return to the kickboxing scene but also raises questions about the Dutch fighter’s commitment to a clean sport.


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As Overeem serves his 12-month suspension, it is unclear what the future holds for the Dutch fighter. Will he be able to redeem himself, regain his credibility, and make a successful comeback after this setback?

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Dushyant Patni


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Dushyant Patni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He fell in love with MMA at the tender age of fourteen and his appreciation for the craft has led him to become a practitioner, too. With a master's degree in English and an extensive background as a writer and editor, he uses his technical ability to articulate the nuances of the sport.
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