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Report: Alistair Overeem Files Lawsuit Against Former Managers

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Alistair Overeem is preparing for his first fight in the UFC, but he's reportedly preparing for a legal fight as well.

According to TMZ, the decorated mixed martial artist who will debut in the octagon against Brock Lesnar on December 30 has filed a lawsuit against his management team for their alleged refusal to pay him money owed from their deal.

It's no small amount, as the lawsuit alleges that they're holding out on paying him more than $150,000 he's owed. He's also seeking a court order to break his management contract.

On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Overeem revealed that he had left his longtime home, Golden Glory, due to a "major breach of trust," moving his training camp to Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Overeem also called Golden Glory "harmful management" in his interview, suggesting that he was taken advantage of.

The lawsuit claims that Overeem agreed to give managers 35 percent of his pre-tax earnings. You may recall that in July, the UFC parted ways with most of the Golden Glory fighters they had under contract, with UFC president Dana White alleging that they insisted on business practices that made it impossible to work with them. Among them was an insistence on the UFC directly paying Golden Glory rather than its fighters, as is required by most state athletic commissions...

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Post #1   11/9/11 7:06:58PM   

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Post #2   11/9/11 7:51:43PM   

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"We don't work that way," White said then. "It's not the way we do business. It's not how it works in the United States with the athletic commissions. You don't pay the managers and the managers pay the fighters. You pay the fighters and the fighters pay the managers."


That's how it should always work.

Idk why anyone would still want to train there.

Post #3   11/9/11 7:58:42PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

"We don't work that way," White said then. "It's not the way we do business. It's not how it works in the United States with the athletic commissions. You don't pay the managers and the managers pay the fighters. You pay the fighters and the fighters pay the managers."


That's how it should always work.

Idk why anyone would still want to train there.



Yeah, that's pretty ridiculous.

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Post #4   11/9/11 8:42:31PM   

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Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

"We don't work that way," White said then. "It's not the way we do business. It's not how it works in the United States with the athletic commissions. You don't pay the managers and the managers pay the fighters. You pay the fighters and the fighters pay the managers."


That's how it should always work.

Idk why anyone would still want to train there.



Yeah, that's pretty ridiculous.



for real, did no none learn anything from seeing what don king didnt to fighters (notably mike tyson).

on another note: I did not know Alistair started training at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. I've always been a fan of Overeem and think this will help him tremendously to overcome all the wrestles in the UFC

Post #5   11/9/11 9:00:57PM   

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Posted by Manak


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

"We don't work that way," White said then. "It's not the way we do business. It's not how it works in the United States with the athletic commissions. You don't pay the managers and the managers pay the fighters. You pay the fighters and the fighters pay the managers."


That's how it should always work.

Idk why anyone would still want to train there.



Yeah, that's pretty ridiculous.



for real, did no none learn anything from seeing what don king didnt to fighters (notably mike tyson).

on another note: I did not know Alistair started training at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. I've always been a fan of Overeem and think this will help him tremendously to overcome all the wrestles in the UFC



I found out the other day on his newest episode of "The REEM" and I expect to see a better conditioned reem with even better tdd.

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Post #6   11/9/11 9:10:35PM   

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i remember when everyone was all over Dana for not wanting to do business with them, sure makes him look like the genius he is when stories like this start to break

Post #8   11/10/11 10:52:25AM