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Overeem: ''I'll Sign For The UFC When The Money Is Right''

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Alistair Overeem is keen on a move to the UFC and will sign with the organisation if offered the appropriate financial incentive.

The Dutch heavyweight had a good year in 2008, manhandling Mirko 'CroCop' Filopovic and stopping K-1 champion Badr Hari under kickboxing rules.

Overeem was ringside at UFC 93 and, when asked by Fighters Only if he would be signing with the organisation, said: "It's possible."










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Post #1   1/21/09 12:19:37AM   

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I hope so! I think Alistair is my 2nd favorite fighter now..

Post #2   1/21/09 12:22:31AM   

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Posted by Mayhem13

I hope so! I think Alistair is my 2nd favorite fighter now..




awww really who's your 6th?

Post #3   1/21/09 12:40:31AM   

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Josh Koscheck........

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Overeem vs Kongo, who's nut's will survive? Because they both destoryed Cro Cop's.

Post #5   1/21/09 1:22:59AM   

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^ Haha

I wonder how much he made in the CroCop fight compared to how much he is being offered. I wouldn't think the UFC is offering less than what he would make elsewhere.

Post #6   1/21/09 1:27:27AM   

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i think the japenese would offer him more money, since he beat CC and beat badr hari in his own game.

Post #7   1/21/09 2:49:01AM   

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I just don't get it, he's only valuble in Holland, and even there he's not a fan favorite. I'm not even sure if the Japanese like him.

Post #8   1/21/09 2:53:36AM   

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I dont think Overeem would survive that long tbh, but he should sign with the UFC for sure, build your name up then the big paychecks come, or get to Affliction while you can. He's gotta start fighting top 10s or if anything fight guys like Barry, Kongo, Cain, Hardonk, Dos Santos, Carwin, Gonzaga, Herring, Mir and Brock in the UFC or Werdum, Fedor, Arlovski, Timmah, Sergei, Bigfoot, Rothwell and Cro Cop etc. in some other org.

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always been a fan of overeem an was really excited to see him talking to dana about joining the ufc on dana's blog

Post #10   1/21/09 5:36:40AM   

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The UFC will never throw the money at him that the Japanese or Affliction will.

Max I could see the UFC offering right now is 50 to show and 50 to win, and even that's a stretch.

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Why would the UFC offer money to a guy who isn't popular in America? I like Overeem and maybe he could do decent money for the European shows but the non-hardcore fans in American don't know and don't care about him. Do you think that the cat cruising through the malls wearing his TapOut hat sideways cares about Overeem, CroCop Soku or any other of the PRIDE failures inside the UFC? Hell no they don't and they won't buy it. True fans are so few when it comes to the grand scheme of things.

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i say stick to the ring and go with afflication go to the cage he might be another cro cop or shogun

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Overeem for UFC heavy weight champ thats what I want to see I love alistair he is one of my favourite fighters!!!

Post #14   1/21/09 12:08:56PM   

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Overeem has to be the most over rated fighter in the world.
The UFC obviously thinks so too...or he would be signed.
He probably wants some immensely astronomical amount...which he doesn't deserve.

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