The Netherlands’ long, national nightmare is finally over. Number one UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem and his former management and team, Golden Glory, have reached a settlement on their respective law suits against one another, according to GG’s lead counsel Rick Lindblom.
Sherdog.com has comment from Lindblom in a statement released Tuesday.
“Everyone worked extremely hard to resolve these matters so that KOI, Golden Glory and [Golden Glory founder] Bas Boon can walk away and move forward with the Glory World Series Promotion in Europe, Japan and the USA, and Alistair Overeem can concentrate on his fighting career with his new manager Glenn Robinson at Authentic Sports Management and his new team, the Blackzilians,” Lindblom said in the release.
In September, 2011, Overeem left the team and management company. Two months later he filed suit against Golden Glory alleging that they owed him over $150,000 in back pay. Golden Glory regularly requested that promoters pay purses directly to them, and then they dispersed that money to their fighters — a practice that certainly lends itself to potential shadiness.
In response to his suit, Golden Glory’s parent company, Knockout Investments, sued the fighter for allegedly not paying them a thirty percent commission after his Strikeforce win over Fabricio Werdum.
With this behind him, now all Alistair Overeem has to do wait out his current supension for failing a drug test and hope that he is never, ever tested for drugs again. After that, its all gravy for ‘The Demolition Man.”