Alistair Overeem had a very impressive 2008. He made the permanent transition to heavyweight and left many opponents in his wake. He defeated Tae Hyun Lee, Mark Hunt, and Gary Goodridge. Overeem was also dominating Mirko Cro Cop before an unintentional knee to the groin forced an early stoppage. Had Overeem finished Cro Cop, Overeem would certainly have garnered some consideration for fighter of the year.

Now, it appears Overeem has interest in fighting for the UFC. At UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland, Overeem spoke with UFC President Dana White about possibly joining the promotion.

“I talked with Alistair Overeem,” said White. “He said, ‘yeah, let’s do it.’”

Even though Overeem was excited about the UFC, White stated that negotiations are far from complete.

“I have to talk to his managment,” White said.

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