Over the weekend, Alistair Overeem took to Instagram to explain what went wrong in his knockout loss to Ben Rothwell on Friday.
Yesterday I was in a great shape and prep was superb! Thanks to all involved, from coaches to fysio’s! You were all great. About the fight – I made a mistake! Hearing Ben’s arm crack on one of the kicks I didn’t expect him to counterpunch with the same arm.. We knew Ben is a tough strong guy, well we got it confirmed yesterday! Now today, new day – new chances! It might not always go as we want or as planned but.. As long as we have freedom and high spirits we are/should be ok! This coming from myself who’ve had several downturns in both life and career but plenty of great moments in life to so not complaining! Big Ben was a little to much this time, Looking ahead & forward to the next challenge!
Overeem lost via first-round TKO to Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50 on Friday night. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion has lost three of his last four fights – all by knockout.
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