Daniel Ghita joins Overeem with the Blackzilians

by Dave Walsh | source: liverkick.com

Current It's Showtime world heavyweight kickboxing champion and former bodyguard to the President of his home country of Romania Daniel Ghita has announced he is moving to Florida to train with Alistair Overeem and the Blackzilians.

The move comes at the behest of Alistair Overeem, who recently inked an agreement with the "Blackzilian" camp in Florida that is run by Authentic Sports Management, led by Glenn Robinson. Daniel Ghita has been a vital part of Alistair Overeem's recent training and has become such an asset that Overeem wanted to lock him up.

This comes after there were rumors that Junior Dos Santos was trying to bring Daniel Ghita into his camp to help prepare for Alistair Overeem, knowing that Ghita had worked with Overeem on his last fight and would be a good sparring partner as well. There is a good chance that when Overeem and his people found out about JDS trying to lure Ghita to Brazil there became an immediate need to lock down Daniel Ghita to ensure he wasn't snatched up.

Ghita's home base will be in Florida now, but he has spoken to Sport.ro and said that his focus is still on competing in Kickboxing (noted: K-1), but he will also be training with UFC fighters as well. As we saw from Tyrone Spong, training in a camp with MMA fighters will not exactly negate your skills as a Kickboxer and Ghita should be fine training for future bouts there.

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2/25/12 3:36 AM by Dave Walsh

I spoke with Ghita's manager/trainer earlier today and it'll only be for about two months... For now. After the two months Ghita will be going to back to the Netherlands to prepare for his fight in June and basically will be back if Overeem needs/wants him again.

Ryan Loco site profile image  

2/24/12 10:52 PM by Ryan Loco

What if we brought in Braulio Estima?

DevinS site profile image  

2/24/12 10:49 PM by DevinS

Ghita is my favorite

jdb2414 site profile image  

2/24/12 10:45 PM by jdb2414

In my opinion, Ghita is the scariest motherfucker out there (as far as heavyweight kickboxers are concerned).

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2/24/12 11:02 AM by NiteProwleR


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2/24/12 11:00 AM by BooZe

Stfu fat ass...

Cyril Jeff site profile image  

2/24/12 9:54 AM by Cyril Jeff

 yes. Daniel is a great addition...

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2/24/12 9:47 AM by fightharder

We need a new threat just for wrapping all the nationalities fighting at the ''Blackzillians'' into one name now...Anyways this is awesome news for all MMA and Overeem fans (especially us Dutch people). It is pretty good news for Spong as well because he was kind of lacking in striking partners and now he has two top level ones (Ghita more so even then Overeem in my humble opinion). Would love to see Saki join them as well (though that would kind of mean the death of GG as a fight team....which might be a blessing in disguise since the might be able to put more focus on becoming the pre eminent fight events organizers in the kickboxing world).As for Ghita,he looks better ever time i get to see him. I am from the Netherlands so i am always rooting for guys like Saki, Hesdy,Schilt and Zimmerman but i personally thought he should have been rewarded more for his efforts in some fights where the decision went against him. Personally i think he has the best leg kicks of any K-1 fighter now. Would be very interesting to see both him and Spong walk into the octagon eventually.