Well, that was strange.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Alistair Overeem finally got back into the win column at UFC 169 on Saturday night (Feb. 1, 2014) with a unanimous decision win over Frank Mir (recap), snapping a two-fight losing streak dating back to his win over Brock Lesnar.
Apparently, defeating Lesnar at UFC 141 by way of technical knockout was not good enough.
There really is no other explanation for "The Reem" to call out Lesnar in his post-fight speech. Usually, when you're ranked in the top 10 of your division and find yourself in the win column, you look ahead to bigger and better things, like a fight that gets you closer to title contention.
Not a re-run against a pro wrestler who retired from mixed martial arts (MMA).
Naturally, there has been speculation about Lesnar returning to the Octagon, and comments made by UFC President Dana White in the past few days only added fuel to the proverbial fire. As of now, Lesnar is under contract with WWE through April.
It's hard to say, but even if he did come back to the fight game, it would be hard to imagine him being down for a rematch against the "Demolition Man" in his first fight in over two years. Besides, there is already another hulking heavyweight who called first dibs on the former NCAA champ.
Lesnar is pretty popular 'round these parts ... for a guy who has yet to say he's coming back.
If and when he does, we'll be sure to bring you all the pertinent details. Until then, let's get back to the people who are actually fighting. See more results and fallout from the UFC 169 pay-per-view (PPV) by clicking here.