After suffering a first round TKO loss to Ben Rothwell at the weekend there was speculation that Alistair Overeem’s job in the UFC may be at risk, but last night UFC president Dana White confirmed that he will keep his place on the roster.
“He’s still ranked in the top 10,” White explained on the UFC Tonight show. “He’s still one of the top 10 heavyweights in the world and we’ll get him another fight.”
Overeem has now lost three of his last four fights with Antonio Silva, Travis Browne and Rothwell all have stopped him inside the distance due to strikes.
As White says he is still in the top 10, though only just as his latest defeat saw him slide three places down to No.10 on the official UFC heavyweight rankings.
Despite his slump in form and many people questioning his chin, the 34 year-old has so far shown no indication that he’s thinking about hanging up his gloves, telling his fans on Twitter after his loss to Rothwell that his spirits were still high and he was heading back to the gym to improve.
At this stage there’s no indication of Overeem will fight next or when he will return to the Octagon.