Report: Multi-promotion heavyweight champion fired
Friday, 29 July 2011 18:23
BREAKING NEWS ON “INSIDE MMA” – OVEREEM CUT FROM STRIKEFORCE™
DALLAS (July 29, 2011) HDNet’s “Inside MMA” breaks some shocking news concerning StrikeForce™ Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem who “Inside MMA” has learned has received a cut letter and has been released from the promotion.
Sources close to the situation have told “Inside MMA’s” Ron Kruck that Strikeforce™ has exercised its right to eliminate the one remaining fight on Overeem’s contract effective July 22nd.
Also according to the source, Overeem has been dealing with more serious injuries than originally reported, including a broken toe and rib. He also has problems with an elbow.
Overeem has fought through nagging injuries, and even though he was set to fight in the StrikeForce™ semi-finals (scheduled for September 10th in Cincinnati), Overeem has stated he still needed more time to recover.
Another issue that StrikeForce™ officials had regarding Overeem’s participation in the tournament is he had only one fight left on his current contract and he would have had to fight twice to win the Grand Prix.
Overeem will fight in Russia in October for the promotion United Glory - no word yet on who his opponent will be.
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