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PostSubject: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:21 am

Team Jackson-Winkeljohn could soon count a new heavyweight among its ranks. Alistair Overeem is considering staging his next camp at the acclaimed Albuquerque based gym, according to a report from Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight.

Overeem, who underwent surgery to correct a pinched nerve in his elbow Wednesday, recently parted ways with his former team, Florida's Blackzilians, and management, Glenn Robinson's Authentic Sports Management, ultimately signing with VFD Marketing, which counts Jackson-Winkeljohn products Jon Jones, Travis Browne and Carlos Condit among its clients.

According to Helwani's report, Overeem considered joining Jackson's prior to signing on with the Blackzilians in 2012, however the timing of the situation never worked out.

After suffering devastating knockout losses in two straight fights, Overeem left the Blackzilians to train in Thailand for his UFC 169 bout against Frank Mir, which Overeem dominated, avoiding the dreaded three-fight losing streak and potentially saving his job.

Jackson-Winkeljohn head coach Greg Jackson confirmed that his team and Overeem will likely test the waters to see if the relationship gels, while Jackson-Winkeljohn's top heavyweight, Browne, offered his full backing to the experiment and stated that he was looking forward to working with the Dutchman.

Browne is currently slated to fight one of Overeem's past opponents, Fabricio Werdum at UFC on FOX 11, for the opportunity to challenge for Cain Velasquez's UFC heavyweight title.

Overeem (37-13, 1 NC) is unbooked as of this writing, although he is expected to fully heal from surgery within three weeks.

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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:53 am

Without roids, he just isn't an elite fighter. Still entertaining.

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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:20 pm

OU wrote:
Without roids, he just isn't an elite fighter. Still entertaining.

I agree. I think he needs Greg Jackson's game plans to get him into the top 5.
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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:25 pm

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Without roids, he just isn't an elite fighter. Still entertaining.

I agree. I think he needs Greg Jackson's game plans to get him into the top 5.

I don't know, I think training with someone like Hackleman might be better. I think Reem is better off being an explosive fighter that leans heavy on his strongest attribute, his striking. I don't think a cerebral game plan is what Reem needs.
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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:38 pm

To be the champ he needs to be able to stay on his feet against Cain and Jackson's camp is an excellent wrestling camp.
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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:38 pm

unless he's facing an opponent with half a colon or half a heart(mir) I don't think reem was ever or will ever be elite. Just looks the part
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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:44 pm

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To be the champ he needs to be able to stay on his feet against Cain and Jackson's camp is an excellent wrestling camp.
He can go to the best wrestling camps for the rest of his life and that won't change the effectiveness of this TDD vs Cain. The Pit is just fine at TDD, that's the only aspect of wrestling that Reem needs IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:48 pm

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To be the champ he needs to be able to stay on his feet against Cain and Jackson's camp is an excellent wrestling camp.

if cain can grind and smash JDS on his feet it doesn't matter if reem can say on his feet


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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:49 pm

bronzehole wrote:
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To be the champ he needs to be able to stay on his feet against Cain and Jackson's camp is an excellent wrestling camp.

if cain can grind and smash JDS on his feet it doesn't matter if reem can say on his feet


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PostSubject: Re: Overeem considering move to Jackson's MMA   Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:57 am

Overeem just needs a couple more wins and his name will bump him up the ladder pretty quick. Going with Greg Jackson would not hurt him at all.
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