One of the most decorated heavyweight fighters of all time Alistair Overeem has shared his thought on pro wrestling and the comeback of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk in the WWE and AEW respectively.
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger and one of the most decorated heavyweight fighters across several organizations, Alistair Overeem has talked about the professional wrestling scenario. He also talked about his former opponent in the UFC, Brock Lesnar who recently made his comeback to the WWE ring.
Alistair Overeem while talking to The MMA Hour and announcing his return to the kickboxing ring against GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, went on to talk about Pro wrestling.
“The thing is with that whole wrestling thing, I watched it when I was 8, 9, 10 years old,” said Overeem, who faces Verhoeven on Oct. 23 under the GLORY banner. “Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, huge fan of those guys. Honky Tonk Man. Great, funny. Andre The Giant. I stopped watching after that, so I’m not watching since [1992, 1993, 1994].
“And just recently, I started looking again on YouTube, and oh my God, this stuff is lame. It’s just lame what these guys are doing. It’s fake. It’s lame. It’s stupid. It’s gay. It doesn’t make any sense.”
“It’s lame,” he said. “It’s not even a sport. It’s just lame. It’s bad acting. It’s just lame. Sorry for all the fans of WWE, but I’m just being honest. I’m just giving my opinion. Free country, right? I think it’s lame, and because I hadn’t seen it for 20 years. I never watched Brock fight. I never watched CM Punk fight. I knew they were from WWE.”
Alistair Overeem then took some shots at Brock Lesnar for his failed drug test.
“I’ve been fighting 10 years in the UFC — it’s been nine years after my thing, so I guess that clears me of that, right? Six years post-USADA, so longer post-USADA than pre-USADA,” he said.
He also shared his thought on CM Punk who once fought in the UFC with no MMA background.
“Listen, why did nobody warn CM Punk what he was getting into? Of course, he can’t fight in the UFC,” Overeem said. “You should have been more honest. You should have warned that guy of what he was getting himself into.
“That man got mentally destroyed in the octagon. And if you look at his WWE stuff…I never watched his WWE stuff, but if you look at it, you can already predict it beforehand — this man is going to have a bad, bad experience in the UFC. He’s going to win, and he’s going to get somebody tougher, or he’s going to lose, and he’s not going to lose once — it’s always two or three times, and he could get hurt. That’s the even worse thing. He could have gotten really hurt.”
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