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Overeem leaves Golden Glory due to breach of trust

Best80smovieRAD2011-09-25 06:12:55 +0000 #1
Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and new Zuffa employee Alistair Overeem has left the Golden Glory fight camp, a place he's called home nearly his entire career.

"Demolition Man" Tweets:

"I would like to make a statement regarding the recent news of the separation from my long-time management Golden Glory. As with any relationship, there are good times and bad times - you have your common ground and your differences. As with any relationship, you have trust. When differences lead to a breach of trust, there's no turning back and no way to continue a positive, working relationship. I don't air my dirty laundry. I would appreciate the respect regarding my privacy to not disclose any further details on this matter. Again, I would like to thank team Golden Glory for all the years we worked together and wish them success for the future."

The timing is extremely coincidental considering Overeem was recently booked for a UFC 141 headliner against Brock Lesnar at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


While details have yet to be revealed, "The Reem" cites a "breach of trust," so it's safe to say the separation was on less than favorable terms.

But does his recent contract signing with the UFC, outlined here, play a role in the dissolution of his relationship with Golden Glory?

Time will tell.

In the meantime, let's hear your take on this news. Will it affect "Demolition Man" on fight night? If so, for better or for worse? Too soon to tell?

Sound off!

Roundhouse2011-09-25 06:18:42 +0000 #2
Sounds like he's not happy with the breakdown in communication between GG and Zuffa. Pure speculation, but seems like GG may not have been giving Alistair all the details, which he may have come to learn when meeting with Dana and Lorenzo.
RPD2011-09-25 06:19:58 +0000 #3
Saw this on his twitter, not sure what to make of it as it comes after signing with the UFC.

I'm thinking it's a combination of factors, most not made public, but perhaps a lot with the UFC telling him he needs to ditch this camp because they don't want to deal with them or their other fighters?

Just throwing out ideas.
Roundhouse2011-09-25 07:08:25 +0000 #4
As for the fight, I don't see this having any impact.
LordZardoz2011-09-25 07:20:28 +0000 #5
Middleeasy is reporting that several other fighters are leaving Golden Glory as well.

(link says liverkick, which is the middleeasy kickboxing specific section).

Overeem leaving could just be about money issues. Several fighters getting out at once though seems to imply that GoldenGlory was caught doing something stupid / nefarious.

krazo1012011-09-25 07:13:13 +0000 #6
Might turn out to be for the best if Overeem is gonna have a decent relationship with the UFC.



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