Overeem fighting in October, but not for Strikeforce

source: fcfighter.com

Alistair Overeem, who was largely the favorite to win the Strikeforce tournament that kicked off on Feb. 12 in New Jersey, on Showtime, pulled out of the tournament last week due to a reported toe injury that would prohibit him from being able to step into the cage for his scheduled semifinal round tournament bout with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Sept. 10.  Overeem went on the record stating that he would be able to return to the cage in Oct.

And apparently he is, but it won't be for Strikeforce.

United Glory announced today that it will be returning to Moscow, Russia with its hybrid MMA and kickboxing series in October.  The headliners – none other than Overeem and Sergei Kharitonov, who is scheduled to face Josh Barnett in the semifinal round of the Strikeforce tournament on Sept. 10.

The announcement of the event featuring Overeem who, despite his exit from the tournament, remains the reigning Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, is the latest twist in the saga involving Overeem and the Strikeforce tournament.  United Glory is operated by Overeem’s management company, Golden Glory, in Holland.

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Pandanus site profile image  

7/29/11 2:29 AM by Pandanus

Martijn DeJong was on Tapout radio and cited Overeem had toe and rib injuries.

32m site profile image  

7/29/11 2:15 AM by 32m

I love these old gifs. Just goes to prove one thing...Overeem wasn't that good 4 years ago. Shouldve posted a Werdum beating Overeem gif as well...just to make sure people know.

Sho_Gunn site profile image  

7/28/11 9:24 PM by Sho_Gunn


Dawkins site profile image  

7/28/11 9:16 PM by Dawkins


cupertrooper site profile image  

7/28/11 3:57 PM by cupertrooper

"The same people talking shit on overeem probably had Jon jones' back when he ducked rashad."This

UltraMagnus site profile image  

7/28/11 12:21 PM by UltraMagnus

Blame Zuffa

Rookie Fighter site profile image  

7/28/11 11:06 AM by Rookie Fighter

You're right I don't know why people are ignoring what overeem Said HIMSELF. he's done exactly as he has stated what's hard to understand. I think it's more entertaining for people to think up conspiracy theories.

zackthewop site profile image  

7/28/11 11:03 AM by zackthewop

The same people talking shit on overeem probably had Jon jones' back when he ducked rashad.