An Open Letter to Alistair Overeem

Greetings Bloodiest Elbow :)

If you were hoping for another highly inaccurate and flawed Hashmo quality post, I am sorry to disappoint you. Not today, Starfox.

I just want to say that it is incidents like these which remind me, life isn't fair. As a fan, we can't help but feel robbed of another dream match up. I don't want to point fingers, but if I had to, I would just raise the middle one at Alistair Overeem. I'm not going to rage like I usually would about this though, instead I think we should step back for a moment and learn a lesson from this.

In life you'll meet all kinds of people, and some of those people will always let you down. It may be that ex-girlfriend you may have hopes of rekindling a relationship with, that friend who says he'll be there to when you need them but always bails on you, that absentee parent you'd like to reunite with and form a real bond...

Whoever that person in your life may be, you know they're just going to end up failing you. You give them chances and they may make up stories and excuses for why things aren't quite right or how circumstances outside their control arose and it isn't their fault. Whether or not those stories are true or the situation was unmanageable, there is one thing you can count on, those excuses and situations will appear time and time again.

Life is too short to waste your time on these people, we all have the best of intentions, it's human nature to want to be able to trust people. I'm not saying trust no one, but don't trust these people. Second chances need to be earned, not just handed out like free condoms at a University Fair.

Let us take a moment to think about that special person in our life and delete their contact information from our "smart"phones, defriend them on FaceBook, unfollow them on Twitter. Their failures may not compromise a mutli-million dollar event but it's all relative, they're sapping your time, and let us not waste another second on them.

Warm Regards,


\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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