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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday, 5.9.12

I have to admit, I frequently look at what posts people visit most, and what search terms readers use to get to my website. While the reigning champ is still “how to cover a black eye” and variations of such, recently there has been an uptick in readers in regards to UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem. Overeem, for those who have no idea what I am talking about, failed a drug test after his win over Brock Lesner, apparently having over twice the allowable amount of testosterone in his system. There was a hearing in April and the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to issue Overeem a license, and instructed to wait 9 months to reapply.

When I saw the increase in Overeem queries, my first thought admittedly was, “oh no, what did he do now?”

But apparently, UFC President Dana White thinks Frank Mir will take up the spot left by Overeem. Oh, so good news.

Mir is not my favorite fighter for some reason or another (I can’t recall why at the moment), but it’s nice that he has another match. Good for him.

And now, here is a large photo of Mir. Just because.

 

 

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Where I Try To Be Helpful…

I have been getting a lot of hits on my blog recently, specifically on an unexpected post.

Superheros? No

Carmen Sandiego? Sadly, No

I have been getting a lot of visitors due to MMA fighter Alistair Overeem, when I referenced he will be up against Brock Lesnar in a match in December.

Maybe people aren’t sure just who this fellow is? Here is a quick run down, just to be helpful…I think…

 

From his page on Wikipedia, Overeem, “is a British born Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer, signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Dream Interim Heavyweight Champion, K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and made history by being the only fighter in combat sports to hold a world title in both MMA and K-1 kickboxing at the same time.”

Here’s a little fact sheet, just to make it easier for everyone:

1. Born on May 17th of 1980, which makes him 31, and a Taurus

2. Has fought in different fight promotions such as RINGS, Pride, K-1, Dream and Strikeforce

3.  Will be fighting Brock Lesnar on December 31st in UFC 141

4. His fight record is 35 wins, 11 losses and 1 no contest. The majority of his wins (19 of them) were by submission.

5. Overeem is 6’5″ and 260lbs., compared to Lesnar who is 6’3″ and 265 lbs.

6. Has trained with Bas Rutten (El Guapo!)

7. Has trained in submission wrestling, which is I guess how people end up on my blog?

 

To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what people are looking for, so if that did not satisfy your curiosity, he does have a website

http://www.thereem.com/

And good luck on…whatever the heck you’re looking for.

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