Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem will be moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico to train with Team Jackson-Winklejohn in preperation for his next fight.
Overeem has just come out of successfull elbow surgery after his victory over Frank Mir and is eying up his return already. He will be joining a camp that also trains the likes of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, the original Ultimate Fighter Diego Sanchez and Carlos Condit to name a few.
Speaking to MMAFighting, the Dutchman said: "I was planning to go there all along, even before I signed with Glenn [Robinson of Authentic Sports Management]," he said, "but after signing, I didn't find it necessary.
"Then when I fought Travis [Browne], I couldn't go there as Travis is fighting from that gym. Ditto with [Frank] Mir.
"So, now in my time off, [I'm] not sitting around but getting reorganized again. Making great progress and feeling very optimistic."
It's been a very frustrating time so far in the UFC for the K1 Grand Prix winner. He entered the Octagon with a lot of hype around him on an eleven fight win streak, beating Fabricio Werdum most recently. The hype was answered on his debut when he finished former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar in a very impressive display.
However, this was followed by two back to back T/KO losses in the form of Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva and Travis Browne.
'The Reem' bounced back winning way last time out at UFC 169 when he took an easy decision win over Frank Mir.
The Dutchman has yet to settle since he split with his former gym Golden Glory in Holland. Since he has trained with the 'Blackzillians' the Florida and in Thailand. The move to Greg Jackson's MMA looks for Overeem to try and gain that stability again when he was on his eleven fight win streak.
'The Reem' could well see his next fight be the winner of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson that takes place at UFC Fight Night 39.
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