Alistair Overeem – the former Strikeforce champ who gets to face off against Frank Mir at UFC 169 tonight – trained in Thailand for this bout. Now, as impressive as that may sound, what with Thailand being a hotbed for Muay Thai training and all, keep this in mind: The Reem trained on the island of Koh Samui, and Koh Samui is a resort and vacation spot. Seriously. This happens there.
I’m sure Overeem got some decent training in, but given his choice of training locales, I’m sure he was bummed that Ibiza and Fire Island were unavailable this time of year.