If you watch the weigh-ins for any mixed martial arts event, it’s safe to say you’re going to see a few blokes who are in better shape than most.
UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan makes a habit of getting involved in just about every staredown and weigh-in debacle, getting a close look at every competitor as they step on and off the scale, but it’s veteran UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste who seems to want to be having a much closer look at heavyweight star Alistair Overeem when he steps onto the scales and weighs in.
Now, if you’ve been a fan of mixed martial arts for a decent amount of time, you might have seen Alistair Overeem weigh in a number of times over the years. He’s fought in the Netherlands, Russia, Germany and the United States of America, but he is by far one of the most popular fighters to ever step foot in the country of Japan.
Indeed, when the Dutch kickboxing star lands in the land synonymous with sumo wrestling and combat sports, he is mobbed by fans who are dying to get a glimpse of the “Reem”.
One fan, in particular, known as “Fantastic Body Guy” was caught on camera losing his mind when he saw Overeem in the flesh, screaming “Wow, very fantastic body!” as Overeem walked by.
Images of the man would circulate following the video being released and has become a catch-all compliment from fans to their favourite mixed martial artists.
That guy’s reaction might have been a little over the top, but it’s pretty much in-line with what Arianny Celeste must have been thinking when Overeem stepped on stage in Vegas to weigh in in front of her.
Overeem had been set to face off against WWE superstar Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, who he would defeat by TKO in the first round after loading up on punches following a body kick that left the professional wrestler in agony.
Overeem’s physique came into question down the line after a failed drug test prior to his planned title fight with Junior dos Santos.
Overeem tested positive in his pre-fight drug test for having his ratio of testosterone-to-epitestosterone being more than twice the allowed rate. Overeem would blame the result on an anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by his doctor, but his physique would soften noticeably as his career progressed.
Regardless, Overeem’s physicality when he was in his prime certainly seemed to capture the attention of not just one random Japanese fellow, but also Arianny, who could not keep her eyes off the kickboxer from the moment he stepped on stage, going so far as to actually let her jaw drop in awe of the guy. Seriously, she could not take her eyes off him if she tried.
Check out the video of Arianny Celeste’s reaction to Alistair Overeem’s weigh in at UFC 141 on the player below and try not to get too jealous: