Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, and K-1 World Grand Prix Champion Alistair Overeem might be 40 years old, but that doesn’t mean he has no goals in UFC.
This past Saturday the Dutch fighter defeated Walt Harris at UFC Florida via TKO in the second round, bouncing back right away following his previous defeat to Jairzinho Rozenstruik last December.
“The Demolition Man” is now 3-1 in his last four outings and he feels he has the chance to fight for the heavyweight title one more time in the closing chapter of his career.
“We’re still hunting for the title,” Overeem said during the UFC on ESPN 8 post-fight press conference. “I would say also I’m in the last phase of my career. So those two things are a little bit on my mind. Finish the career and one more run at the title.”
If Overeem manages to get another title shot, that’d be his second one. Even though he made his UFC debut back in 2011, he’s been a number one challenger only once in 2016, when Stipe Miocic KO’d him inside the opening round.