Alistair Overeem Talks About His UFC 169 Performance

If you are Alistair Overeem right now you are happy about being back in the win column, but if you are Alistair Overeem you are also in the hot seat with UFC President Dana White for not being as “exciting” as everyone thought you’d be. Sometimes these things happen in MMA is about all that you can say about this, as Alistair Overeem was facing a situation where he had back-to-back losses within the UFC in fights that he was originally winning, so Overeem was not looking to make the same mistakes.

Alistair Overeem was very aware of his situation and was looking to pick up a win and get his career back on track, much to the chagrin of UFC President Dana White. [source]

“Dana is a very upfront character, I like that about him, because I like to know where I’m at,” Overeem said. “And he’s entitled to his opinion, as we all are. I think it was a very technical performance, it is what it is. I can’t make more of it now. I can understand him, he’s the promoter, he wants to have exciting fights. Ratings matter, fans matter, fans want exciting fight. I hope he also understands my opinion, the ‘loser leaves town match.’ Since the Travis fight, [I heard] a lot of things about my cardio. In life sometimes you always don’t get what you want.”