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Don’t Cash That Check Just Yet: Overeem’s UFC 141 Purse Garnished Pending Outcome of Golden Glory Lawsuit

Alistair Overeem should be sitting on a big pile of cash this morning, but moments after handing Brock Lesnar a crushing first round defeat, “The Demolition Man” learned that he won’t be seeing a dime of his $385,000-plus purse, at least not for awhile. A Nevada State Court has issued a freeze on Alistair’s UFC 141 earnings pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by his former management team, Golden Glory (aka Knock Out Investments).

The lawsuit is the latest shot fired in the battle over fighter purses between Overeem, Golden Glory, and the UFC. Overeem was cut from Strikeforce after his representatives and Zuffa failed to see eye to eye on the post-fight payment process. Golden Glory wanted to be paid the full purse directly so that they could distribute the funds to their fighters in a timely fashion without the worry that they wouldn’t see their portion of the proceeds. According to the lawsuit filed yesterday, those concerns were not unfounded.

The firm has charged Overeem with breach of contract and alleges that it was never compensated for its services following his victory over Fabricio Werdum back in June. After signing his UFC contract, “The Reem” fired the management firm and filed a lawsuit of his own seeking damages in excess of $150,000.

Golden Glory’s legal team released the following statement regarding the lawsuit:

“There has been some consternation about the timing of a lawsuit filed by Knock Out Investment[s]/Golden Glory against Alistair Overeem,” the release stated. “We’ve been in discussions with Mr. Overeem’s legal counsel since Nov. 7, and there has been no progress regarding the dispute. The reality is that a fighter is paid within 24 hours of the bout. Given past failure to pay management and training fees, there is serious concern on my client’s part that Mr. Overeem will simply walk away with the money.

As of this morning, a Nevada District Court issued an Order directing the issuance of a pre-judgment writ of attachment and garnishment on Overeem’s fight purse, which would indicate that KOI/GG’s claims are meritorious.”

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RwilsonR- January 1, 2012 at 5:52 pm
LOL at macready.
macreadysshack- January 1, 2012 at 9:23 am
Oh my god, whatever you do, don't tarnish my wages! I dont want to have to bust out that gallon of tarn-X i bought in 1983.
WARBONG- January 1, 2012 at 6:33 am
Dear Charles Sheen,
Pen Fifteen- January 1, 2012 at 6:00 am
Google the term "garnish" and see what it has to do with wages. The amount of dipshittery in this thread is stunning.
Nut Puncher 9000- January 1, 2012 at 4:34 am
Anyone who thinks Overeem is not Legitimate is either a hater or a fool. He is the most decorated striker in the HW division and he is going to crush JDS. Mark it. Stamp it. Whatever it is you do...just remember.
Heltsley89- January 1, 2012 at 4:27 am
all im saying is i say just let it play out before you hate or jump the bandwagon. He looked good last night love him or hate him. Imo if he keeps his mind in the right place threw traing camp up until the fight he has a good chance with JDS, just my opinion. and win or lose i dont see it being a boring fight at all, what else can we really ask for.. All the haters just need to give him a chance in the big leagues and just forget about his past and realize what hes doing now other than the werdum which was just all around odd(trust me i was disappointed dropping the money going to that fight, the whole card was trash except for the most part) but back to the point hes doing good as of now. and with them both feeling content keeping a punch out he he has decent chance, a huge challenge but he still has a good chance.
oc in this bitch- January 1, 2012 at 3:56 am
skelator ur fuckin trippin on urself so hard he wont do shit brock is a turtle hes a pussy everyone knows that.and canada is a fuckin joke if ur a jds fan u should know overeem stands zero chance of winning.he barely did shit to werdum and fedor knocked his ass silly real quick so i dont get ur logic.he wont make it past mir or cain who i hate but hes tough.why should overeems steroid bitch ass get to skip those guys who have foughtway tougher fights.overeem hasnt fought anyone worth a shit since 07 its a joke.and the diaz bros are the shit the only true fighters to fight a tough fight and have never ever played it safe to win a boring ass decision.
DomCruzsHairGel- January 1, 2012 at 2:30 am
"Don’t Cash That Check Just Yet: Overeem’s UFC 141 Purse Garnished Pending Outcome of Golden Glory Lawsuit"

Huh? Shouldn't that be 'tarnished'? Unless, of course, Overeem is thinking of shredding his check and sprinkling it over Lesnar's humble pie!?
Charles Sheen- December 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm
I sincerely cannot wait until the Diaz brothers are working at a carwash talking about their days in the UFC to all the customers who could care less. Fuck Gaspar Gomez and fuck the fuckin Diaz brothers.
Todd M- December 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm
'Grow the fuck up… The reason mma will lack some mainstream is the dumb fans like yourselves.' And the ironic quote of the day award goes to...
macreadysshack- December 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Wait, how much did Overeem actually train with GG for this bout? It seemed like it was only 4-6 weeks. I'd like to see their contract with him.
Hey, CP, do you have any details at all on what, if any, stake GG has in this purse?
Todd M- December 31, 2011 at 8:22 pm
@ Rear Naked, LOL apparentley people are just tuning in to watch now. Overeem looked good last night, he used a smart strategy of limiting his punches and cornered Brock before unleashing those knees. The Reem took a big step in my eyes last night, he handled the pressure a lot better than Brock and executed perfectly, I still think JDS is the favorite going in but I am really looking forward to the fight.
mmacanada- December 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm
All you naySayers are fucking stupid. He will wreck everyone else... I'm a huge jds fan be he is as equally as one dimensional as lesnar...... You guys need to stop hating and just enjoy quality fights. You few are the kind of dudes that criticize your garbage man for being 10mins late. Grow the fuck up... The reason mma will lack some mainstream is the dumb fans like yourselves.
warchief65- December 31, 2011 at 8:07 pm
Liddel ? Did he up grade to the HW ? I thought that any management with it's salt , got the pay first , from whatever fighter card was on . Then the fighter is the last one that gets paid . That's what the management does , or should be doing . Apparently , not Knock out .
Diaz Cartel- December 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm

will it be Pride rules or Unified?

Although, I do wanna see Lidell vs. Overeem in a shouting match.
shatterproof- December 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm
lol at the troll
Rear Naked Poke- December 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm
@duplicity, I don't even see Horse Meat getting past Rua, Liddell, or Lil Nog
duplicity- December 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm
@skeletor I see him beating Carwin (too slow for horse meat), Brown Pride (SUPERGLASSCHINNOMATTERWHATANYBODYSAYS), Big Country (He lost to MIR), Mir (he will get KO'D)...

Not sure he can out punch JDS (FAST AND ACCURATE AS F*** & CAN DEFINITELY TAKE A PUNCH, AND CERTAINLY DELIVER A FEW :P ), Cormier (that I have no clue lol), and Fedor, well that's Fedor ( I think he's too small for horse meat but you never know with the emperor..)
skeletor- December 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm
Overeem will be a can until he beats JDS, Carwin, Brown Pride, Big Country, Mir, Cormier, and now that Fedor is back, Fedor.
Get Off Me- December 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm
The NSAC test results will be coming in soon as well.