I’m hearing you guys want to see a
technician versus a brawler. What do you say Hot Balls?
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem)
November 26, 2018
Fresh off an emphatic TKO victory at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing
this past weekend, Alistair
Overeem has not wasted any time in trying to line up his next
“The Reem” had been on a two-fight skid heading into his fight
against undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomer Sergey
Pavlovich. He lost to to Francis
Ngannou by knockout last December and to his now-teammate
Blaydes in a blood-spattered ground-and-pound TKO in June.
The 38-year-old posted on Twitter that his fans had requested “to
see a technician versus a brawler” before calling out Derrick
Lewis by the sobriquet “Hot Balls,” a reference to Lewis having
removed his shorts in the Octagon after his win over Alexander
Volkov last month, then explained to commentator Joe Rogan that
he had done so because his “balls [were] hot.”
“I’m hearing you guys want to see a technician versus a brawler.
What do you say Hot Balls?”
Overeem seems to be keen to get back into the Octagon quickly, as
he expressed at the post-fight press conference in Beijing his
desire to face Ngannou in a rematch, and his “guarantee” that that
rematch would go differently.