Alistair Overeem cut by Strikeforce


HDNet’s “Inside MMA” breaks more shocking news concerning StrikeForce™  Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem who “Inside MMA” has learned has received a cut letter and has been released from the promotion.

Sources close to the situation have told “Inside MMA’s” Ron Kruck that Strikeforce™ has exercised its right to eliminate the one remaining fight on Overeem’s contract effective July 22nd.

Also according to the source, Overeem has been dealing with more serious injuries than originally reported, including a broken toe and rib and elbow problems.

Overeem will fight next in October in Russia for the promotion United Glory.  No word on who his opponent will be.

Another issue that StrikeForce™ officials had regarding Overeem’s participation in the tournament is he had only one fight left on his current contract and he would have had to fight twice to win the Grand Prix.

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catman site profile image  

7/31/11 8:26 PM by catman

I can't believe there are some Zuffa shills who are happy he was cut.

kalki site profile image  

7/31/11 7:44 PM by kalki

fuck dana's monopoly

Snowboarder420 site profile image  

7/31/11 6:56 PM by Snowboarder420

that blows! I was looking forward to seeing the Reem fighting the top ufc hws

themmaexpert site profile image  

7/31/11 10:31 AM by themmaexpert

I have been posting for years Overeem would never fight in the UFC, geez I wonder why?

Pandanus site profile image  

7/31/11 8:11 AM by Pandanus

Guess those 19 out of 35 submission victories were flukes.

Okkun site profile image  

7/31/11 8:08 AM by Okkun

So are you saying he is faking his injuries?.

ZIPPY site profile image  

7/31/11 3:36 AM by ZIPPY

 He's afraid to fight McCorkle I hear.

ausgepicht site profile image  

7/30/11 9:54 PM by ausgepicht

The thought of fighting Bigfoot and having the myth destroyed was too much for him to handle. So he balmed his rib.

chrris24 site profile image  

7/30/11 9:52 PM by chrris24

Sorry but Overeem is no where close to a top 5 heavyweight in the UFC. His striking is over-rated, ground game sucks. Would get beat by Lesnar,Mir,Dos Santos, Carwin,Cain, Schaub, maybe even Big Country, he knows it thats why hes gone!

ausgepicht site profile image  

7/30/11 7:30 PM by ausgepicht

What you zealous nuthuggers don't get is that Reem NEVER mentioned rib, but toe. Sounds like the rib was a recent injury.  Some of us aren't fooled. The real injury was to his heart that happened in the Werdum fight. The realization that being a great K1 striker doesn't mean you are the a great MMAer and Werdum held his own and actually outstruck Reem. IMO, that realization and knowing Bigfoot was next made him shit his pants. "My toe means rib in English, right? Sorry my English is not that good."