Bas Boon: It doesn't make sense to go to war with the UFC

by Steven Marrocco | source:

Back recently from a two-week stint in a Thai hospital as the result of an infection, Golden Glory manager bas Boon returned to news that all of his fighters had been booted.

The manager would nonetheless like to salvage the relationship by returning to the negotiating table to get now-former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem a deal in the UFC – following their rules.

"What I want to accomplish is that we all sit at the table, find a deal, and that Alistair will fight the top three in the UFC," the manager today told "I'm not going to ask for crazy things."

"We are ready, man. We regret what happened, and people had their reasons, and there was a communication error. I was two weeks in the hospital and there was a lot of mess. It doesn't make any sense to me to start a war with the UFC."

"The ball is with them."

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Chromium site profile image  

8/13/11 3:10 AM by Chromium


CindyO site profile image  

8/13/11 3:03 AM by CindyO

After her failed media rant, I would be shocked to ever see her under the Forza or Zuffa banners from this point forward. She should have STFU and let Boon do all the talking. Cindy

Jampage Rackson site profile image  

8/12/11 11:44 PM by Jampage Rackson

War Boon, War Overeem in the UFC, War Dana making the right moves! WAR BRINGING BACK COENEN!

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

8/12/11 11:33 PM by tres_equis_666

Agreed. Being in GG allows him to be in the UFC, but alsp gives him more reasons to duck The Reem. Win-win for Fedor and Fedor fans

DaSilvaMMA site profile image  

8/12/11 9:31 PM by DaSilvaMMA

Thoughts on Golden Glory and the UFC:- only apparent situation we know of between them is that pay issue (something that can easily be resolved)Thoughts on Zuffa cutting all GG fighters (except for Kharitonov)- Alistair Overeem: Who the hell knows exactly why he got cut but dude is the current Strikeforce, Dream & K1 HW champ. That right there says the man likes to fight. Dana, sign this mofo!- Marloes Coenen:19-5 WMMA fighter who's only losses have come to: Toughill, Roxy, Cyborg & Tate. All tough opponents. Former Strikeforce champ & you cut her after she loses her belt? Whats up with that?- Einemo & V. Overeem: mehZuffa & Golden Glory: get your shit straight and get back to working properly and giving us fans some great fights.

X_Rated site profile image  

8/12/11 9:21 PM by X_Rated


32m site profile image  

8/12/11 9:13 PM by 32m

I'm a neutral Zuffa guy. Maybe I like them more than I hate them, but even on my hate side, I don't see any of this as negative. GG didn't do anything wrong and neither has Zuffa. They both want reem in the UFC.


8/12/11 8:42 PM by K-Dub-"T"

It was their plan all along to get their ENTIRE camp fired from Strikeforce AND the UFC.... just so they could get Alistair into the UFC? Yeah good post.  

Mertvaya Ruka site profile image  

8/12/11 8:32 PM by Mertvaya Ruka

It's a hard day for the Zuffa haters, GG is bending backward to mend relationship and Fedor's legacy is imploding.

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

8/12/11 8:21 PM by duckhuntgangsta

I hope the other fighters, not just Overeem, get signed again.