Overeem had broken rib prior to release from Strikeforce

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com



Aside from that, details have been slow to emerge. Zuffa officials reached by MMA Fighting declined comment on the situation, and Overeem's team has said little.

But before the night was out, Overeem's team did drop one interesting nugget that further muddied the reasoning behind his dismissal. If the powers that be were upset about his refusal to fight on a September 10 show, Overeem provided evidence that his injuries were more severe than originally stated.

In a video posted at TheReem.com, Overeem is seen visiting Amstelland Hospital in The Netherlands, where his orthopedist, Dr. A.C.M. Pijnenburg, shows an X-ray that confirms that Overeem has a fractured rib and cartilage damage that preclude his immediate involvement in training.

"I'm very happy that I now have the confirmation for my story to cancel the fight, because canceling a fight is never nice," Overeem says on the video. "I'm the fighter who always wants to fight. The Strikeforce [Grand Prix] is something I really wanted to win. But also, I realize that I have to be fit to fight, of course. I felt I was not fit going into training, and now this to back up my story, feels good."

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chrris24 site profile image  

7/31/11 7:21 PM by chrris24

Only thing broken is Reem, he was about to get a beat down from bigfoot and grabbed every excuse he could not to fight. He lost his last fight to Werdum, bad judging gave it to him, most over-rated fighter out there, Brock lesnar would destroy him, thats how bad he is, minor league, afraid of the big league, afraid of Bigfoot, all you excuse makers and Reem lovers should be embarrassed!

themmaexpert site profile image  

7/31/11 10:59 AM by themmaexpert

Maybe he has the DecaFlu?

RickMartelsArrogance site profile image  

7/31/11 10:53 AM by RickMartelsArrogance

Odd? How? Because he didn't want to air a laundry list of his injuries to possible opponents when the potential to finish the GP was still out there?I always see your dumbass on here habitually calling BS on the most nonsensical stuff. You have to be one of the dumbest people to frequent this forum.

sadisticsoldier site profile image  

7/31/11 10:51 AM by sadisticsoldier

You must have a shitty monitor or something. It is well focused and clearly says the 29th. Maybe try watching in HD if you didn't. There was another date that said Least Recent on one of the screens and the date was 8/20/2010, August of last year, and on the same screen on the left side it says Most Recent 7/29/2011, the date of the filming. But that was neither on the x-ray or the ultrasound. It clearly said the 7/29/2011 at 15:10 (3:10pm) on the ultrasound and 7/29/2011 at 14:48:21 (2:48pm and 21 secs) on the x-ray.

J-Tee site profile image  

7/31/11 3:21 AM by J-Tee

 ^^damn that sux

Traditionalist site profile image  

7/30/11 9:19 PM by Traditionalist

As do rib fractures. With my rib fractures, I was told that they no longer do anything to them. No casting, hard or soft. Just take it easy, try not to laugh, and get some pain killers. You really cant train much, especially at a high level with them.

FenceGrab site profile image  

7/30/11 8:51 PM by FenceGrab

THIS is my point.All month its been a broken pinkie toe and bad timing to put a camp together.Now its a broken rib?Its ODD

choadler site profile image  

7/30/11 8:50 PM by choadler

Doesn't it just seem like something is up with him? Always. He pulls out more than he fights. At least that is how it seems to me. When he has a big fight coming up, I expect it to cancel somehow.His fault or not (and I suspect it is something with him be it money, injury, roid dodging), you can't have a champ that doesn't want to show against top competition. Good drop by strikeforce. Get someone new in to build a name. They need what they can get.

FenceGrab site profile image  

7/30/11 8:50 PM by FenceGrab

I work at a hospital.Typically your wait is around an hour, maybe 2.Not 9 days.though I have no clue what healthcare is like there.

FenceGrab site profile image  

7/30/11 8:49 PM by FenceGrab

Looked like a 20 to me on the xraystill does.