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It’s Starting to Look Like Alistair Overeem Is Avoiding…Something


(One day this picture will fail to make us giggle like little girls. Today is not that day.)

We’ve made our share of wild speculations as to why female reporter-abuser Alistair Overeem is in no hurry to defend his Strikeforce heavyweight title.  Either the money is too good to resist in K-1, or he just can’t bring himself to risk further injury to his street-fighting hand by strapping on the little gloves, or (our favorite) he misplaced the Strikeforce belt and is scared to tell Scott Coker.  But in a forum post written in what appears to be a made-up language (or Dutch, one of the two), Overeem’s manager is adding another reason/excuse to the mix: it’s M-1′s fault.

Golden Glory’s Bas Boon reportedly called M-1 "crooks" and said Overeem’s deal with Strikeforce was signed "before this bunch of robbers came along," implying that Overeem doesn’t want to fight on any co-promoted cards.  Since the only Strikeforce fight that makes any sense for Overeem at the moment would be against Fedor Emelianenko, and since we all know Fedor won’t fight a traffic ticket unless M-1 gets a piece of the action, that creates a serious barrier for Strikeforce to work around.


Look, we’re not going to disagree with Boon’s assessment of M-1 as a shady bunch of characters, but the Strikeforce/Overeem problem is obviously deeper than that.  M-1′s involvement with Strikeforce is a very recent development.  Overeem hasn’t competed for them in almost two years, and he’s never defended his Strikeforce title.  His manager might get a little more sympathy from us if only Overeem hadn’t spent the last couple years finding reasons not to fight in the U.S. where, let’s just say it, they make you pee in a cup before and after you fight.

He couldn’t fight in August because his hand was giving him trouble, and yet he had no problem accepting a kickboxing bout in late September.  We have to assume that he’s preparing for that fight by punching things and/or people, so his hand must be in pretty decent shape, though it’s hard to imagine that an extra couple weeks could have made all the difference.

Now it’s M-1′s fault that Overeem isn’t fighting for Strikeforce.  We’ll be the first to admit that maybe Vadim Finkelchtein was out sick the day they covered ethics in business school, but Overeem and his camp can’t lay this all on the crazy Russians.  He’s been avoiding something, whether it’s Strikeforce or the U.S. or drug tests or owning up to the belt that went missing the morning after a wild party.  Whatever the problem is, he either needs to get it sorted out or Strikeforce needs to move on without him.  There’s no point in having a champ who would rather make excuses than title defenses.

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Komodo- September 16, 2009 at 5:57 am
Chumpy.
Cuntalope- September 15, 2009 at 10:27 am
Lol cp, Overeem won that title when sf was still a tiny regional promotion. He has had no one to defend the shitty title against for the last 2 years until recently.

Also the last 2 years feg (dream/k-1) has been his priority. They're the bigger org, pay better than sf. But he's suppose to drop everything and forget all that so he can fight the great fucking fedor (and probably forshitty money) and help profit a bunch of crooks that he hates. Seriously have you thought this through.

Just because Fedor chose to go to Sf, does not make it the place to be.

Overeem is doing what's best for him, is working for the people who have been good to him and you want to shit talk him. Fuck a M-1, Fuck a Fedor, Fuck a Strikefarce. Fuck a Cagepotato.
Cajun Samurai- September 15, 2009 at 6:53 am
Now I'm even more convinced that this Strikeforce Belt I picked up at a pawn shop was a great buy!
J-Dog- September 15, 2009 at 5:48 am
Caption for the photo: "Here comes the tickle monster... coochie-coochie-coo!!"
Clyde- September 15, 2009 at 5:47 am
I'm going with... splooged on the belt in a Tim Sylvia style "encounter".

BTW, that's the reason no one wanted to beat Sylvia during his title run.
Dr Garbo- September 14, 2009 at 10:27 pm
I Fink Thuse urnt real...Cun I feel fem
Dr Garbo- September 14, 2009 at 10:23 pm
Overeem seconds before he was "let go" from TeleSolutions for breaking the code of conduct concerning sexual harassment in the workplace...
BM2- September 14, 2009 at 10:12 pm
Thinly veiled attempt to accuse Overeem of roiding. Overeem was scheduled to fight pretty recently, but got forced off because of injury complications. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt for now.
Mike Milbury- September 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm
@portland mma: Him and Frank Mir also both have those shitty haircuts.
ReDx- September 14, 2009 at 8:38 pm
"I call this move Sex Panther...60 percent of the time it works everytime"
Lysol- September 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm
Fastolph Says:
Mon, 09/14/2009 - 16:21
Coincidence. Bas Boon had a very long interview concerning the death of Pride, and this falls perfectly in line with that. As for Alistair, up until the injury, what challengers did they have to offer him? That's right, nobody. Up until recently, more (less) than nobody. Face the facts, Rogers not getting ruthlessly clowned by Alistair is a huge plus for Coker and co., and they should be thanking him for it, if anything.
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Ah yes, the "I'm too good to beat you clowns" defense.....

Look, I don't tell my professors "I'm too smart for this assignment". If you're a real champon, you proove that you're that much better than the available competition. And you piss in the cup before and after.
Bag Puncher- September 14, 2009 at 7:41 pm
It looks like he has tiny feet.
PurplePickle- September 14, 2009 at 7:11 pm
Ha-ha. Alistair is a never-nude.

BTW, he is probably ducking assault and battery and sodomy charges as well.
Shatski- September 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm
That picture is a great one. You could put Alistair in place of Tobias Funke on Arrested Development for one episode. Gob: I need somebody with cat like reflexes. Alistair: You mean reflexes like... THESE!!!?
Fastolph- September 14, 2009 at 4:21 pm
Coincidence. Bas Boon had a very long interview concerning the death of Pride, and this falls perfectly in line with that. As for Alistair, up until the injury, what challengers did they have to offer him? That's right, nobody. Up until recently, more (less) than nobody. Face the facts, Rogers not getting ruthlessly clowned by Alistair is a huge plus for Coker and co., and they should be thanking him for it, if anything.
Higgz- September 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm
Ben, you ignorant slut!! You're missing the REAL story here. Aside from what he's hiding from American pee testers, Alistair Overeem appears to be hiding the fact that his agent, Bas Boon, is using an alias--there's no way that's a real name!!!
NateGetsIrate- September 14, 2009 at 3:52 pm
"Fedor won't fight a traffic ticket unless M-1 gets a piece of the action" and "finding reasons not to fight in the U.S. where, let's just say it, they make you pee in a cup before and after you fight."

I'm literally LOL-ing in my cubicle right now! HAHAHAHAH!!!!
G Funk- September 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm
This is STRIKEFORCE here. Look at the middleweight belt, is Chung Lee (intentional StreetFighter reference) going to defend the title anytime soon? How long has it been since he became champ?

On that note, a big PHIUCK YU to Cung Le for looking like a stud fighter and seemingly like the next big thing in the future of MMA and pissing it away to be a pretty-boy actor.

portland mma- September 14, 2009 at 3:23 pm
Overeem is such a d bag, he reminds me of Frank Mir. Mir beat Nog and thought because he beat a guy with a debilitating infection that he's the next great thing, very similar to how amazing Alistair thinks he is after beating Badr Hari, yes it was impressive, but he is a fucking MMA fighter, not a kick boxer I hope who ever he is fighting in K1 knock him the fuck out. Dammit Ben...Nederlanders zijn de grootste mensen op aarde
Nut Puncher 9000- September 14, 2009 at 3:21 pm
Watchout. Make sure you dont step in the bullshit.
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