- According to Dave Meltzer, Alistair Overeem's release was due to a negotiating impasse with Zuffa, Bas Boon and Golden Glory (Overeem's management team). When it comes to Strikeforce, DREAM, PRIDE and other companies, the company would pay the management team most of the money and the team would pay the fighters. This is not the Zuffa policy, as they pay the fighters directly. The mentality with Zuffa is that they have no reason to change the way the do business, and their evidence to that is the fact that the other companies have either shut down, been bought out or closed. Fedor Emelianenko also has similar terms. Besides being listed a s co-promoters of events he fights on, Fedor will be listed as making roughly $300,000. But there is also another figure being paid directly to M-1, in the neighborhood of $1.2 million.
- There is also a potential issue with Sergei Kharitonov. Kharitonov is currently being advertised for an October fight in Moscow, and is also in the semifinals of the Strikeforce Grand Prix in September. He faces Josh Barnett on that show, and if Barnett wins there is no issue. But if Kharitonov wins, and doesn't cancel the Moscow show, there will likely be more problems. Zuffa and Showtime will not want to start promoting Kharitonov in the finals given the chance he could get injured in an October fight and pull out of the finals.
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