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Alistair Overeem snubs GLORY heavyweight division: 'There's no challenge for me in kickboxing at all'

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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem simultaneously held championship titles in DREAM, Strikeforce, and K-1 kickboxing.

Just don't call them GLORY days.

But "Demolition Man" has not competed in kickboxing since signing on with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, where he currently holds a 4-3 record with three knockout losses. Partly because K-1 dried up, but mostly because there's no one left who's worthy of his Reem-ness.

"The problem is, there is no heavyweight division," the inactive Dutchman told Ground and Pound TV. "It's only Rico (Verhoeven) because everybody else quit or is retired or injured. That's why for me, there is no challenge in kickboxing at all."


I'm sure a couple of GLORY heavyweights might have something to say about that. Unfortunately, we may never find out, as Overeem is bound by his ZUFFA contract and also claims GLORY is "struggling financially," despite its presence on SPIKE TV.

Hear it straight from the horse's meat mouth:

For more on GLORY kickboxing click here.

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