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UFC 141 Fighter Alistair Overeem Returns to Holland to be with his Ailing Mother

Written on December 04, 2011 by Zac Efren

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“What I can say is that going back to Holland to be with my mother won't be a distraction; it is actually stopping me from getting distracted.”--- Alistair Overeem

Even though is in full concentration in sharpening his fighting skills against Brock Lesnar, the fighter decided to fly to Holland to be with his mother, who has cancer.

This decision was made after he moved to Las Vegas with Xtreme Couture to continue his training for which will take place in December 30.

Overeem wrote his sentiments about moving back to Holland in his Yahoo! Sports blog:

“I am now training for Lesnar in Holland. I flew back about a week ago. I don’t want to go too deep into personal matters, but what happened was my mother is recovering from cancer and needs my support. She needs me in Holland over the next couple of weeks and I came back for her.

What I can say is that going back to Holland to be with my mother won’t be a distraction; it is actually stopping me from getting distracted. If I stayed in Las Vegas for this camp I would be constantly worried about her and my focus would have been compromised. Now I can train 100 percent, and know she’s just across town.”

” has not been defeated since winning the heavyweight championship in Strikeforce in November of 2007.

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  • bassie

    nothing but respect for the man!!!

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