Overeem's former management fires back

source: mmajunkie.com

TMZ  reported that yesterday Alistair Overeem sued his former management team for an uspecified amount. Overeem, who fights Brock Lesnar next month at UFC 141, alleges Golden Glory misled him to sign a bad contract – he ceded 35 percent of his pre-tax earnings for management in the deal – and owes him more than $151,000 in back pay. He is also asking for a court order to break the contract.

NowKnock Out Investments (KOI) and Golden Glory fire back, in a statement released by their attorneys:

"This lawsuit is a preemptive action on the part of Mr. Overeem and his counsel in response to KOI's recent notification to Mr. Overeem of numerous violations by him of his management agreement with KOI, including but not limited to his failure to pay commissions for past fights and endorsement deals secured by KOI and Golden Glory.

"KOI and Golden Glory are respected organizations committed to securing the best fight deals and training for their team of fighters. Mr. Overeem's continued suggestions to the contrary are scurrilous and will be vigorously defended in the proper forum.

"Alistair Overeem is a striker – he wants to throw the first punch. But this misguided decision to file a lawsuit as a preemptive strike leaves Mr. Overeem vulnerable in ways our clients wished to avoid."

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redeye2000 site profile image  

11/11/11 4:35 AM by redeye2000

why has no one ever asked Heath Herring what he thought of the contract he had with Golden Glory.find out that answer and you will know much more.

Anquises site profile image  

11/11/11 12:20 AM by Anquises

I wonder if how this is shaped by what Bas Rutten said about the structure of the way GG works.http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/343675/Bas-Rutten-speculates-on-Zuffa-vs-Golden-Glory-situatuion/Whether this has anything to do with Alistair asking back for money the GG team took for his trainers or he feeling they took more than they deserved.Maybe the contract is set up in such a way as to he being legally obliged to pay a % of any fight pursue regardless of GG being involved in his training or not.Lets wait and see

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

11/10/11 7:55 PM by WRESTLENOW

shits gonna get real,the cal has been dropped.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

11/10/11 7:22 PM by MMALOGIC

Overeem doesnt want to pay a percentage of his future UFC purses to GG and it's easier now that the money goes directly to him... he just wants a legal out as well.

Delightone site profile image  

11/10/11 6:22 PM by Delightone

That would be epic but i dont see that happening.Because he then will admitt to be lying these past years.maybe overeem could get fired then fight a fight in japan.Comeback to the ufc on a new contract with no GG managment???

JayReeee site profile image  

11/10/11 6:20 PM by JayReeee

what if bass boon came out with sum crazy alegation that the reem juiced up or something

TopGrinder site profile image  

11/10/11 6:17 PM by TopGrinder

 The more i hear about Bas Boon it makes me shutter. He is like Ken Pavia but far worse.... fuckin snakes

MentaL site profile image  

11/10/11 6:15 PM by MentaL

Someone ends up dead.

Douche site profile image  

11/10/11 6:08 PM by Douche

Reem chose sides and that side is zuffa. I just hope it works out for him. Things were all good till a week ago...

Idsmashit site profile image  

11/10/11 6:03 PM by Idsmashit

Remember the hate Dana got over GG & Overeem? Bloodstain pansy has never been seen on here since then.


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