THE REEM SEASON 2 EPISODE 5: VICTORY WITH A TWIST from THE REEM on Vimeo.
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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