How bout that, it turns out Alistair Overeem is technically Dutch royalty:
A recently discovered fact in Overeem’s family tree connects him to King William III, who ruled the Netherlands for nearly half a century (1849-90). That royal connection, along with Overeem’s success in combat sports, led Prince Willem Alexander to invite the world-ranked heavyweight for a visit and dinner at the Dutch Royal House.
That just makes his size and strength even more impressive. You know how it is with the Royals – they inbreed so much their family trees often look more like family poles. Thankfully for fight fans, Alistair’s Jamaican genes are so mighty they whupped those inferior Dutch genes harder than Alistair whupped Ironhead Fujita.