Overeem out of DREAM.15 fight with Rodriguez

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com
 

Alistair Overeem will not fight Ricco Rodriguez at DREAM.15 – and he may not fight in the promotion ever again, according to his representative.

Martin De Jong, who trains and co-manages the Strikeforce heavyweight champion, said his camp will talk to DREAM representatives at the end of this week to determine Overeem's future in the Japanese promotion.

"Right now, I can just say he's not going to fight Ricco, and he's not sure if he's going to fight in DREAM," De Jong said.

"I didn't get any contract, and Alistair didn't agree, so it's not going to happen," he said.

De Jong said the decision to skip the July 10 date stems from other issues with the promotion. 

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Enemies site profile image  

6/30/10 8:50 PM by Enemies

If he's as good as he thinks he is he shouldn't have to duck anybody.

blue63 site profile image  

6/30/10 8:46 PM by blue63

 Ricco needs an opponent.. can McCorkle make 265 yet?  the Japanese would go nuts over an old ex champ making a comeback vs a giant ape

KenP site profile image  

6/30/10 8:46 PM by KenP

He can run but he cant hide.

BzGrappla site profile image  

6/30/10 8:38 PM by BzGrappla

wait he was just gonna fight in 2 weeks? lol no time to train for ricco or what?

epwar site profile image  

6/30/10 8:30 PM by epwar

He saw what went down at Strikeforce. No risks until he gets the Fedor fight.

Dogman site profile image  

6/30/10 8:26 PM by Dogman

Losing to Ricco is a lot different on your career than losing to Fedor. NOT QUITE THE SAME

BJJkilla site profile image  

6/30/10 7:45 PM by BJJkilla

overeem is still the strikeforce HW champ, he would either fight fedor or werdum regardless if he some how lost to ricco.

smoogy site profile image  

6/30/10 7:33 PM by smoogy

I'm not too worried, K-1 needs Overeem more than Overeem needs K-1.  

HereWeAre site profile image  

6/30/10 7:31 PM by HereWeAre

 Well if he gets beat by Ricco, which I think is unlikely, there would be no more fight with Fedor. 

caposa site profile image  

6/30/10 7:25 PM by caposa

was just thinking the same thing