Alistair Overeem and the Top 5 UFC Fighters You Want as Your Bodyguard
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Let’s face it, not everyone has the right skills or desire to fight professionally, or at all for that matter.
Protection and security are big parts of our lives, and going about our everyday lives can be filled with many challenges.
Sometimes it’s good to just have a bodyguard to follow you around. Not just some guy for hire, but a truly complete package of a strong physical presence, with the abilities to back it up.
This is a list of the top five guys in the UFC that you would want to hire as your bodyguard.
No. 5: Cheick Kongo
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Kongo is a big guy, who stands at 6’4’’ and looks intimidating just walking down the street. The glasses and accent can throw people off, but having Kongo right beside you when someone tries to attack you is a welcomed thing for anyone seeking protection.
His presence alone is a preventative measure that will keep potential threats at bay.
No. 4: Phil Davis
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If you do not know why he is on this list, then you haven’t seen a Phil Davis weigh-in.
Davis has a very unique body type that makes him look like an action figure. When he flexes and yells, you are almost inclined to think he isn’t human and comes with “real striking action,” as the old action figure packages used to say.
A great wrestler, he is ready to knock out or take down any opponents that you come across.
No. 3: Alistair Overeem
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Years ago, Overeem would not make this list, but his new physical presence in the heavyweight division is a PPV seller in its own right. For the casual fan, seeing a guy like Alistair fight a guy like Brock Lesnar is a gold mine, whereas if he fought Mark Hunt, it wouldn’t be so intriguing.
He is an excellent kickboxer, but also has submissions to put your opponents to sleep.
On top of it all, if you hire Overeem as your bodyguard, you must make his old hammer a part of this official uniform.
Nothing like a Thor-looking guy to protect you and strike fear in your enemies.
No. 2: Brock Lesnar
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This is probably the most obvious choice, but for good reason. Brock Lesnar is one of the biggest guys in the sport, and even though he may weigh as much as other heavyweights, he is shaped much differently. His pectoral muscles along with his traps are physically daunting, but it is the whole package you get with Brock that makes him a great bodyguard.
Lesnar has the demeanor, attitude and fighting ability to make a very intimidating bodyguard. His wrestling ability is at a very high level, and there’s nothing to stop an attacker like an orbital bone punch, followed by a takedown and some hammerfists.
A hunter and natural athlete, he is the man to call if you need something to go away.
No. 1: Brian Stann
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This choice may come as a shock in some ways, but not if you really think about it.
Having guys like Overeem and Lesnar standing next to you foaming at the mouth is a great thing, but their size is also their downfall. If your attacker is quicker than them, their effectiveness goes out the window.
You need a fighter who looks intimidating, can back it up in ability and is not too big or small for their size to be an issue.
Brian Stann is the man for the job.
Let’s start with the visual, since it will be what your attacker sees first. Brian Stann is a fit guy. While not as ripped at some other fighters, he still has a strong presence. What puts him over is his infamous jawline.
If Phil Davis is an action figure, then there is no way Brian Stann can’t be considered the G.I. Joe of the MMA world.
Stann was a decorated Marine who knows combat in all walks of life, which brings us to his mental fortitude. Mentally, he cannot be fazed by any challenge. He welcomes them or issues them, nothing else. He has a great amount of heart and drive, and someone with that devotion is a dangerous man.
In his hands, he has knockout power. His striking is ever-improving and his overall fight game is evolving. He is a very humble and nice guy, which makes him a great companion as well as a bodyguard.
But rest assured, when it is business time, he is ready to go.