Overeem: Zuffa threatened to remove me from Strikeforce Grand-Prix

by Ben Fowlkes | source: mmafighting.com

Overeem told Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour that he has not agreed to the proposed Sept. 10 date for the semifinal round of the Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix, and his opposition is causing some tension with his new employer.

"That is not going to take place," Overeem told Helwani. "Stikeforce has requested me to accept the fight for Sept. 10, to agree on that, but I have not agreed on it and I also had some emails, some questions asked, is the fight confirmed? No, the fight is not confirmed. I do not confirm it and I will not confirm it."

"What's going to happen next, I don't know. I've had some threats of cutting me out of the tournament if I don't participate. I don't know if they're going to do it. Personally, I don't like to be threatened. If people start talking like that then...be my guest, but then I'm really not going to sing to their tune."

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tags: Alistair Overeem (detail)  Zuffa   Strikeforce   


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THE_PREDATOR site profile image  

7/20/11 4:57 PM by THE_PREDATOR

here is the mccorkle/mitrione vid if people haven't seen ithttp://www.mmafighting.com/video/mma-hour-episode-no-91-mccorkle-and-mitrione/

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7/18/11 9:51 PM by JBob300

Overeem doesnt get to fight on his schedule always. Fighters beg for fights and more fights. They spend years scraping to the top. Overeem tosses dates for fights around like a hacky sack and they wernt down for that.This especially holds true in tournament format, just because YOU want to make ur return a month later doesnt matter, your in a tournament...

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7/18/11 9:51 PM by JBob300


r_o_y site profile image  

7/18/11 9:00 PM by r_o_y

cut him from the tourny than. ufc is trying to get strikeforce stuff straight,trying to give it some kind of momentum instead of it being pushed back events and lazy timetables. i like overeeem,cool guy but if he leaves i won't cry any tears.

46and2 site profile image  

7/18/11 9:00 PM by 46and2

Im guessing you're a cock gobbling fucking moron.

rezzz site profile image  

7/18/11 8:30 PM by rezzz

The word from Sherdog and Tatame supposedly coming from Silva's camp is that Overeem is out of the GP.

THE_PREDATOR site profile image  

7/18/11 7:45 PM by THE_PREDATOR

Overeem is out....business as usual.

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7/18/11 7:43 PM by jjj2121

 I can get with some off color comedians, the Brett Rogers stuff did make me laugh, most of it sucked.

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7/18/11 7:40 PM by RJJH

this is the first thing i thought of...

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7/18/11 7:13 PM by Neil Funk

word. I didn't actually hear the audio yet. The idea of Brett-Rogers-child-abuse and Evan-Tanner-camping jokes appeal to my macabre sense of humor. Never have been a fan of appearance-based humor though, it's too easy.