I guess when you talk as much trash leading into a fight as Alistair Overeem does, you better make sure to back it up.
Otherwise, the “haters” are all going to come out.
Take Ramon Dekkers for example. He is a former coach of Overeem’s when he was with Golden Glory. The eight-time Muay Thai champion had some choice words for his former pupil following his loss to Antonio Silva this past weekend.
Alistair Overeem I thought we’ve teached him to take a beat like a man….not like a BITCH! twitter.com/diamonddekkers…
— ramon dekkers (@diamonddekkers) February 5, 2013
Overeem called out Silva in the days leading up to the contest, and Silva made sure to make him back in the third. “Bigfoot” caught him up against the fence and was relentless, firing off several right hands that knocked the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion out on his feet.