Former UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem Is 100% Unrecognizable After Weight Loss

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Former UFC athlete Alistair Overeem looks like a completely different person these days.

Overeem compiled a 47-19-1 record in the MMA world before leaving the UFC and pivoting to kickboxing. He’s currently serving a year-long suspension from kickboxing after testing positive for banned substances.

Well, Overeem doesn’t seem overly interested in keeping the weight packed on while suspended. A viral Twitter photo shared by @Beyond_Kick shows the former UFC fighter’s current look, and he has lost a staggering amount of weight.

Alistair Overeem is unrecognizable after leaving the UFC.

For comparison, the photo below is what Overeem looked like during his days fighting for Dana White in the UFC.

His current look couldn’t be more different. ESPN has his old UFC weight at 255 pounds. I’d say he looks much closer to the 210 range right now. That’s a significant weight loss.

Alistair Overeem looks very different after losing a bunch of weight. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Athletes losing weight when they step away from sports isn’t a new thing. It happens all the time, especially with bigger men.

One of the all-time best examples is legendary Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas. Thomas looks like a totally different human after retiring from the NFL.

The standout football player looks significantly more in shape and healthier now than he did while being paid to be a professional athlete.

Will Overeem pack some muscle back on once he returns to kickboxing? Perhaps, or perhaps he’ll stick with his new form. Either way, the man clearly lost a ton of weight and that’s something that should always be applauded. It’s never a bad thing when someone gets healthier.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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