Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Alistair Overeem doll sure has bulked up

Round 5 released its latest round of UFC dolls/action figures/toys meant for kids but likely bought by grown men. It includes a Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Dominick Cruz, and two different Alistair Overeems that don't remotely resemble each other.

The Overeem on the left in blue gloves is supposed to represent the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion's PRIDE days. The one on the right is supposed to be him in his one fight in the UFC before he was suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for elevated testosterone.

Overeem fought for PRIDE from 2002-2007, and moved between light heavyweight and middleweight with a few heavyweight bouts sprinkled in. He was leaner then, but also less successful, losing at light heavyweight to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Since moving to heavyweight permanently in 2007, he has one loss and one no contest. Putting on weight has clearly worked for him, but the dolls are one more reminder of how much muscle he has put on since fighting.

The horse meat he credits with his weight gain sure does a (doll) body good.


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