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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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If it fair to say Overeem will never join the ufc?

Unless a miracle happens? With him being the dream/k1 champ and strikeforce letting him do what the hell he wants. Does the ufc seem very unlikely? Plus their exclusive contracts makes it nearly impossible for him to fight in dream/k1 while in the ufc.
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When his strikeforce contract ends Dana will be able to sign him if he just pays the man his fair market value which means 200k+ base and a percentage of the buys. Overeem is making major bank outside of the UFC, so they have to pay top dollar for exclusivity.
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When his strikeforce contract ends Dana will be able to sign him if he just pays the man his fair market value which means 200k+ base and a percentage of the buys. Overeem is making major bank outside of the UFC, so they have to pay top dollar for exclusivity.
yup, unfortunately the ufc likes to think of itself as bigger than one fighter and have this attitude of "we dont need him, he needs us".... that attitude usually works in their favor but on this occassion overeem definitely does not need the ufc to put food on his table.

the fans and journalist just have to keep peskering the ufc about it then it will eventually get done.... hopefully overeem will still be in his prime by then
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Then they will make him sign over lifetime video game likeness rights!

Wish guys like Kos, Velasquez, Fitch, Penn etc got together and made a stand on that one.

If Reem signs, he should be getting his market value. And so should the rest of the guys.
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I don't think it's impossible, but highly unlikely. The DREAM belt and the Strikeforce belt aren't even the problem, he could just vacate them and leave. He's probably going to be involved in K-1 a bit more now since he won the GP and I doubt Zuffa would ever allow a non-exclusive contract to be made.

Two years from now Overeem will be in Fedor's shoes.




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I think he'll be in sooner than you think. I reckon he'll finish his current Strikeforce contract and go straight into UFC.

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-01-2011, 08:26 AM
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He will be in the UFC soon.

Overeem likes Belts^^ and only one is missing so
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Overeem has personally said on video that the UFC belt is his ultimate goal.

You do the math.
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Overeem has personally said on video that the UFC belt is his ultimate goal.

You do the math.
what I was gonna say. He said that his plan is to get belts in all the top organisations, and UFC is the only one missing.


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Overeem is where the hype is at heavyweight now. Brock has has been beaten badly, Cain is already the champ, Fedor hasn't fought often enough and has a loss.

The only hype the UFC has at heavyweight right now is JDS and after he gets his title shot who else is there?

The UFC needs Overeem.
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