Originally Posted by CapCee
To me the most obvious difference in Overeem that could be attributed to substances was his lack of aggression. He was less muscularly defined, but he still weighed over 260. His technical abilities are unchanged, as 'roids, etc. don't elevate actual skill. But go back and look at the machine of a man he fought as against Lesnar. He said himself during the UFC 141 post fight conference: "I like to be aggressive. I like to be dominant. I don't like to be going backwards, waiting...I prefer just to go in there and beat the other opponent up".
That exceptionally confident Overeem was NOWHERE to be found Saturday. All the cocky shit he was saying and doing was to hype himself up and to get in Bigfoot's head for a psychological advantage because he knew he didn't have the testosterone-fueled aggression and confidence from his previous appearance.
Just so you remember, this is only a theory not reality.
In reality, you have no idea what the fuck is happening with Overeem on a daily basis or even what was crossing his mind.
Overeem was winning the first two rounds and was overconfident in the third due to Bigfoot being completely stifled.
Carry on revisionists, it is fun reading what your imagination can conjure.
The real reason Overeem didn't come in with a full head of steam is because he ate too much horse steak and eggs in the morning and was feeling bloated.