Alistair Overeem traint op het moment weer in Nederland voor zijn partij op 30 december tegen Brock Lesnar. Alistair liet in zijn blog weten dat hij terug naar Nederland is gekomen om voor zijn moeder te zorgen.

“I am now training for Lesnar in Holland. I flew back about a week ago. I don’t want to go too deep into personal matters, but what happened was my mother is recovering from cancer and needs my support. She needs me in Holland over the next couple of weeks and I came back for her.”
 
“What I can say is that going back to Holland to be with my mother won’t be a distraction; it is actually stopping me from getting distracted. If I stayed in Las Vegas for this camp I would be constantly worried about her and my focus would have been compromised. Now I can train 100 percent, and know she’s just across town.”