But maybe a lesser opponent might be wise for an Overeem coming off a devastating knockout loss. A fighter like Travis Browne comes to mind as a possible “safer” opponent for Overeem. Browne is a talented individual yet one that might not be as much of a threat to the former K-1 champ as some of the division’s top dogs.
Even with a win in his next fight (no matter who it’s against), Overeem still has a lot of work to do in order to regain his credibility.
After dispatching Brock Lesnar with ease (and almost a tinge of boredom), the fighter seemed destined to walk through the UFC heavyweight division en route to the title.
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva destroyed this belief with a stunning third-round knockout.
Come this August, Overeem will have a chance to pick up the pieces and get his UFC career back on track.
The Overeem hype train is back on the rails—and in spectacular fashion if he's facing an "in the mix" opponent.
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