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Zuffa Threatens To Pull Overeem Out of Strikeforce Grand Prix
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of MMAFighting.com's "The MMA Hour", Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair "The Reem" Overeem (35-11-0-1) had some shocking news to share, as he confirmed that he has been "threatened" by Zuffa to be pulled from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix if he does not comply with a scheduled September 10th date to compete in the semi-finals vs. Antonio Silva.

"Stikeforce has requested me to accept the fight for Sept. 10, to agree on that, but I have not agreed on it and I also had some emails, some questions asked, is the fight confirmed? No, the fight is not confirmed. I do not confirm it and I will not confirm it," said Overeem...

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Post #1   7/18/11 6:07:05PM   

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I can't really stand this guy anymore especially after that Werdum fight.

Post #2   7/18/11 6:08:36PM   

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Is addictedmma paying you to link to all of their articles?

Edit: make that "re-wording" of others' articles

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Good, see how much stock they lose when fedor and overeem are out. Like how the super 6 fell apart.

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I dont know why Overeem would have a problem fighting then.

It's not like he fought last time.

Or maybe he thinks Big foot is going to beat him.

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Well how fair is it that Silva gets months and months of rest and a full camp while Overeem has to go from camp to fight right back into camp again.

I think the UFC is just in a hurry to end strikeforce....errr I mean the Strikeforce Grand Prix.

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Bigfoot will beat Overeem he knows it too!!! hes not an MMA fightrer hes a K1 guy whos delusional thinking he could beat Wladimir or Vitali...

Cain Would kill him and so would Dos Santos clearly since he would only want to stand...

Post #7   7/18/11 7:35:24PM   

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I wouldn't doubt the reason he won't agree yet is because of a steroids cycle. I have every pride dvd ever made and towards the end he beefed up a bit but nothing like he looks now

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Overeem is OUT. See Ya

Daniel Cormier is in vs Big Foot.

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Zuffa did pull him out
Daniel cormier is taking his place against big foot

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Hopefully this thread doesn't turn to bashing Overeem. Can't really blame him for being upset.

Originally, Overeem said, he agreed on an October return to the cage to face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the next round of the tournament. He claimed he needed that time to recover from his last fight — a three-rounder with Fabricio Werdum in the quarterfinals, which he said he went into with a broken toe — as well as to properly prepare for Silva.

Recently he was informed that Strikeforce was targeting the date in early September, which Overeem deemed “too short notice,” and rejected. Then the backlash from his new employers began, he said.

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I was telling a friend at work today.... "If Zuffa and Overeem slam heads on this issue and they do axe him".... Watch the online MMA community turn on Overeem.... Roids, Overrated, etc. Blah Blah ..... and for what? Is this little peice not important here?

Originally, Overeem said, he agreed on an October return to the cage to face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the next round of the tournament. He claimed he needed that time to recover from his last fight — a three-rounder with Fabricio Werdum in the quarterfinals, which he said he went into with a broken toe — as well as to properly prepare for Silva. Recently he was informed that Strikeforce was targeting the date in early September, which Overeem deemed “too short notice,” and rejected. Then the backlash from his new employers began, he said.

So pile on boys... one thing for sure is the Grand Prix just got a whole lot less interesting.

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Posted by grappler0000

Is addictedmma paying you to link to all of their articles?

Edit: make that "re-wording" of others' articles



This article should be linked to MMAFighting.com, AddictedMMA.com never has their own news so why do we keep having people link to their re-postings and re-edits?

Seems like we should have a rule in the MMA News Share Forum to only link to the original article so that warnings can be sent out when links go to re-postings that have been edited.

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Posted by FlashyG

Well how fair is it that Silva gets months and months of rest and a full camp while Overeem has to go from camp to fight right back into camp again.

I think the UFC is just in a hurry to end strikeforce....errr I mean the Strikeforce Grand Prix.



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Posted by Kpro


Posted by grappler0000

Is addictedmma paying you to link to all of their articles?

Edit: make that "re-wording" of others' articles



This article should be linked to MMAFighting.com, AddictedMMA.com never has their own news so why do we keep having people link to their re-postings and re-edits?



He's been here 1 month and every single post is to that website....Hmm, I wonder if he has a vested interest in it?

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