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Alistair Overeem walked to the cage with the smuggest of smirks, but he didn't leave with one.
Throughout his fight with Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Overeem had his hands low and didn't seem to be taking his opponent all that seriously. He was supposed to win the fight after all, right?
He was Alistair Overeem, former K-1 champ and the claimant to the No.1 contender spot. How could he possibly lose? Like the Knights of Summer in A Song of Ice and Fire, Overeem's behavior throughout the fight suggested that he had this belief that winter would never come for the likes of him.
He was wrong.
In the third round, the pissed off Brazilian marched across the cage and used his fists, the size of small children, to beat on the Dutchman's skull like a drum.
Overeem collapsed to the canvas unconscious, and fans across the world screamed out in surprise. Overeem proved in the first two rounds that he was the more talented fighter—Silva couldn't threaten him at all. But he also proved that, mentally, he still has much to learn. No fighter in the UFC can be taken lightly. You can't beat a fighter like Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva by simply showing up.