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Alistair Overeem is Officially a Blackzilian, Y’all

(Which one of you sent me the box of horse-flavored chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Delicious!) 

Amidst a long and public dispute with Golden Glory that has yet to be resolved, it appears that UFC Heavyweight #1 contender Alistair Overeem has signed with Authentic Sports Management, and will begin training in Florida alongside Anthony Johnson, Rashad Evans, Melvin Guillard, and fellow K1 kickboxer Tyrone Spong, also known as “The Blackzilians,” for his upcoming title fight with Junior Dos Santos.

Though the team has gotten off to a rough start, Alistair believes ASM, and specifically team leader Glenn Robinson, will push his already decorated career to a new level with their top notch team of industry experts. Overeem sent out the following press release earlier today in regards to the managerial change:

With [ASM], I saw right away that Glenn Robinson has a system in place that allows the fighter to focus on training only, which is so important as I prepare for my UFC heavyweight title fight against Junior Dos Santos,” said Overeem. “ASM has a team of experts to help you grow as an athlete, from Glenn working hands-on as management to Jen Wenk handling my PR and Karen Gough running marketing, a full-time nutritionist, a finance and legal department – you name it they have it. After meeting with ASM, I was convinced that they can make me the new UFC world champion.

As you may or may not know, Golden Glory has filed yet another court order to garnish Overeem’s payment for his UFC 141 win over Brock Lesnar. The former DREAM, Strikeforce, and K1 Champion has stated a desire to keep the issue private and between the parties involved, and like a true professional, refuses to name names in terms of who specifically influenced his decision to seek out a new camp. In fact, in a recent interview with MMAWeekly, Overeem stated that instead of letting the past weigh him down, he is rather looking to the future, and explained why he chose to do so with ASM:

Since I signed my UFC contract, I knew I needed to be in the States more and, therefore, I visited several gyms, training camps, managers and other interesting people in the industry. When I came to South Florida, with ASM, I saw right away they are not only a management company, but an organization that makes sure that everything besides fighting is being taken care of. 

Best of luck, Alistair. Just make sure you stay away from those cheeseburgers the Blackzilians seem to love so much.

-J. Jones

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UFCFightBlogger- February 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Overeem picked a very pro-active camp that will market him well. He will definitely bring a strong striker's skill set to the camp that they don't have. Overeem just has to make sure he makes weight unlike Anthony Johnson. Check out this article about Overeem

Alistair Overeem Joins Blackzilians
UFCFightBlogger- February 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Overeem picked a very pro-active camp that will market him well. He will definitely bring a strong striker's skill set to the camp that they don't have. Overeem just has to make sure he makes weight unlike Anthony Johnson.

Check out this article about Overeem
frndlylion- February 15, 2012 at 10:48 am
ChucksChin Says:
Mon, 02/13/12 - 03:24

Long time reader CP, first time etc. So I gotta ask, Skeletor are you Danga?

El Guapo- February 14, 2012 at 10:55 am
"Always bet on black." -Wesley Snipes to the IRS
eyeseeu- February 14, 2012 at 9:56 am
@ Shaky: Thanks for the perspective...I have something to research. You're one of the few on this page with something meaningful to offer...

@ the rest of you dimwits: In this country, racism is like religion ...without it, half you fools wouldn't have anything else to think or talk about.
Ricardo Guitardo- February 14, 2012 at 9:52 am
I'm starting a new team the Brazigger Wiggers. Only whites who pretend to be black who pretend to be brazillian can join.
Mofo- February 14, 2012 at 7:56 am
Y'all is the new You Guys.
Ani703- February 14, 2012 at 7:43 am
This is good for Overeem. He'll get to fight a guy much bigger than him, in Anthony Johnson.

Btw, love the caption. Brilliant.
bootystar- February 14, 2012 at 7:40 am
whenever they bring your grandma into it you know you have them on the ropes
Me likey- February 14, 2012 at 6:50 am
josh koschek is starting his new camp after splitting with at aka. it is called the mudbloods. overeem will soon be going there with jonathan brookins and lyoto machida.
that is right. a racist harry potter reference.
Shaky- February 14, 2012 at 6:43 am
Did none you guys watch Genghis Con's Miami Hustle?

The blackzillians are based at Imperial Athletics. It was formed by former ATT guys Jorge Santiago, Gesias Cavalcante and Alexis Vila. Jorge Masvidal also trains there (as well as ATT). Rashad was the first American to join them. The name forming equation is pretty simple from then on. Pretty sure there is no rule against anyone else joining - just hasn't happened yet. Hence the continued use of their non-pc name.
fatbellyfrank- February 14, 2012 at 5:33 am
OK, so now I'm really fucken confuddled, how many is a Blackzillion, and is it more than a Gazillion? and dont start me on the Brazziggers? and Zillionaires, do they really exist?
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- February 14, 2012 at 4:43 am
I don't the whole blackzilians thing...I always thought they were training in Brazil, which they're are do they have brazilian trainers or what?....Is it just catchier than saying 'a bunch of black guys'?...and what's Overeem now, Blutch?.....also, everybody knows the secret to a good fight camp is a good marketing and legal department
Deal_the_Seal- February 14, 2012 at 4:37 am
(claming to be brazilians i mean)
Deal_the_Seal- February 14, 2012 at 4:33 am
Black guys claiming to be black guys are called "BRAGGERS".

Ok seriously - US american guys, get over this black and white stuff it's fucking medieval.
ytrebil- February 14, 2012 at 2:51 am
Now that Overeem has joined, I expect Rumble to get even heavier.

"yeah, go on, toss an extra horse meat patty in my burger bro, I'll give it a try".
El Guapo- February 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm
Captcha: Did Xeno died?
El Guapo- February 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm
Cookie ho?
intercept440- February 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm
sparrow...that aint cookie dough....
RSparrow- February 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Your moms face looks like its filled with cookie dough...
bootystar- February 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm
overeem maybe huge & ripped, but the guy's face looks like it's filled with cookie dough
bootystar- February 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm
@ macreadysshack, post of the year right there guys
macreadysshack- February 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm
LOL @ Spitting into the wind . . . Yeah, that place will be shake and bake meth-lab explosive, IED factory explosive, fucking Large Hadron Collider black hole making explosive. How can they contain all that explosiveness? The whole gym is suspended in an EMF at about 1 degree Kelvin. If Randleman or Manhoef even LOOK at that joint, it's all over, man.
MrBlondeSL- February 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm
@f. taco, actually what will happen is a group of white boys will for the whitezilians and the blackzillians will file a complaint stating they're racist.
RSparrow- February 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm
SOunds like something Riley Martin would talk about, a race that comes down and rapes all our bitches!!!