Alistair Overeem Takes Golden Glory to Court Over “Worst MMA Contract Ever”

The last man dubbed Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem is taking his old management team at Golden Glory to court after he claimed they duped him into signing “the worst MMA contract ever”. Golden Gloryhit back claiming the fighter has incurred “numerous violations” of the agreement they have together.

This from TMZ.com:

Long story short — Overeem filed a lawsuit against his Netherlands-based management team — claiming they duped him into signing the worst MMA contract ever … and then tried to book him into high profile fights when he wasn’t healthy enough to perform.

According to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Overeem stupidly agreed to give his managers 35% of his pre-tax income in exchange for their services — but the managers failed him miserably.

Overeem claims the managers have refused to pay him more than $151,000 in earnings — including a big time bonus he was supposed to rake in when he signed with the UFC.

Golden Glory, speaking in a statement provided to MMAJunkie, said:

“This lawsuit is a preemptive action on the part of Mr. Overeem and his counsel in response to KOI’s recent notification to Mr. Overeem of numerous violations by him of his management agreement with KOI, including but not limited to his failure to pay commissions for past fights and endorsement deals secured by KOI and Golden Glory.”

“KOI and Golden Glory are respected organizations committed to securing the best fight deals and training for their team of fighters. Mr. Overeem’s continued suggestions to the contrary are scurrilous and will be vigorously defended in the proper forum.”

“Alistair Overeem is a striker – he wants to throw the first punch. But this misguided decision to file a lawsuit as a preemptive strike leaves Mr. Overeem vulnerable in ways our clients wished to avoid.”

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