Overeem plans to sue K-1

by Michael David Smith | source: mmafighting.com

When Alistair Overeem left the two organizations in which he had won heavyweight titles -- Strikeforce and K-1 -- and signed an exclusive agreement with the UFC, one consideration was that he knew the UFC would actually pay him.

Overeem said on The MMA Hour that he still hasn't been paid for beating Peter Aerts to win the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Final.

"They didn't pay me," Overeem said. "It's a lot of money, I can tell you that."

"We're on the verge of starting up legal action, but Japan is a hard environment to move. You have the language barrier, you have the culture barrier. Are we expecting something from it? It's hard to say. I actually think it's going to be really hard. FEG has a lot of outstanding liabilities, a lot of unpaid bills, so maybe mine is just going to be put underneath the stack of the other bills. They have a lot of debt."

"There are a couple of guys who are interesting fights for me (if Overeem beats Lesnar, he would likely face the winning of the upcoming heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos) and those guys happen to be in the UFC.

"That is the big show these days. There were other fights out there, there were other options, but everybody has been sending me messages, hassling me, telling me go to the UFC, Alistair, when are you going to the UFC? ... I always want to fight the best guys, the best guys are in the UFC, so of course I want to fight in the UFC."

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Wasa-B site profile image  

9/20/11 1:38 PM by Wasa-B

Fcked up.

mcpeepants232003 site profile image  

9/20/11 12:42 PM by mcpeepants232003

there's no way. K1 still owes plenty of fighters money and there has never been any word of Golden Glory shorting fighters.It's much more likely K1 owes him money and something went sour with his relationship with GG.

orcus site profile image  

9/20/11 12:28 PM by orcus

 Maybe he found out that K-1 paid Golden Glory and the money never made it to Alistair. Although that of course seems very hard to believe.

HOLLYWOOD-MO site profile image  

9/20/11 11:30 AM by HOLLYWOOD-MO

You have to sue K1, Dream, any of these organizations that don't pay. That shit wouldn't slide in the states. For whatever reason, a lot of fighters are being really cool in delaying their payments for fights. Meanwhile, K1 and Dream keep putting on more shows, and fucking more people out of money.

LayNprayNINJA site profile image  

9/20/11 11:25 AM by LayNprayNINJA

 Pathetic of K-1 to not even pay the champion....pathetic.

CRE's Soul Mate site profile image  

9/20/11 11:22 AM by CRE's Soul Mate

He'll probably make what they own him and more on the Brock fight.