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Guy Incognito 07-29-2011 09:17 PM

Alistair Overeem cut by Strikeforce
 
http://www.hd.net/blogs/breaking-new...ce-inside-mma/

Squirrelfighter 07-29-2011 09:22 PM

Couldn't fight in the tourney due to injuries so they cut him? Totally seems legit.

I expect "Alistair Overeem signs with the UFC" to headline MMAfighting's website tomorrow afternoon.

box 07-29-2011 09:24 PM

I feel like they're acting like big children since Overeem backed out of the GP. They wouldn't cut him over a injury, the argueable best HW in the world? Probably lots going on behind the scenes. UFC better be the only option, otherwise Overeem has just fallen off the HW radar.

anderton46 07-29-2011 09:26 PM

I too expect him to sign with the UFC imminently then have his K1 fight cancelled.

St.Paul Guy 07-29-2011 09:39 PM

I'm not so sure guys. Maybe it's just a front, but Dana White doesn't seem to like Overeem that much. I think he'll sign with the UFC eventually, but I would be surprised if it was within a month.

I really hope he signs and fights a Frank Mir type of fighter soon, though.

Bonnar426 07-29-2011 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by St.Paul Guy (Post 1445917)
I'm not so sure guys. Maybe it's just a front, but Dana White doesn't seem to like Overeem that much. I think he'll sign with the UFC eventually, but I would be surprised if it was within a month.

I really hope he signs and fights a Frank Mir type of fighter soon, though.

Really! I'll admit I haven't been keeping up with some of the MMA news but whenever I hear Dana talk about Overeem he seems to say nice things about him. Sure, he'll argue Overeem being top ten is a joke but other then that...

Squirrelfighter 07-29-2011 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnar426 (Post 1445918)
Really! I'll admit I haven't been keeping up with some of the MMA news but whenever I hear Dana talk about Overeem he seems to say nice things about him. Sure, he'll argue Overeem being top ten is a joke but other then that...

I can agree he definitely flips out when people call Overeem top ten. (Which I can agree with)

But other than that he calls Overeem a legit HW, he's a top level guy, etc.

St.Paul Guy 07-29-2011 09:54 PM

Yea he says he is a good guy and everything, but he just doesn't seem overly impressed with him as a fighter. It is probably just so he doesn't give up leverage in contract negotiations I suppose.

I've heard Alistair say that if Dana wants him he'll have to pay up. Like I said he'll end up in the UFC, but I thought that about Fedor as well. This just seems like something that isn't getting done overnight.

dudeabides 07-29-2011 10:36 PM

Wonder what the ? they are gonna do with the S'force HW belt? Giving it to whoever survives the tourney sounds good to me, but doubt they can wait til December or whenever the final is.

St.Paul Guy 07-29-2011 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by dudeabides (Post 1445929)
Wonder what the ? they are gonna do with the S'force HW belt? Giving it to whoever survives the tourney sounds good to me, but doubt they can wait til December or whenever the final is.

Haha. I didn't even think of that. Strikeforce is just falling apart. Maybe Fedor can fight for it after he beats Henderson? That would be pretty ridiculous, though. I don't know how many options they have. They will go a while without a title holder at 2 of the 5 weight classes....

I still don't know why they didn't have Hendo fight Jacare for the MW belt.


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