Bas Boon prepared to take legal action following Alistair Overeem's departure from Golden GloryPosted on September 21, 2011, 07:49 PM by Joey Santosus
"(Alistair Overeem's) deal with the UFC was done by me. This was a brilliant deal out of a very difficult situation. Four Golden Glory guys were sacked by Zuffa, and I made a statement, and I negotiated a very, very good contract in good faith with the UFC. ... I wasn't really surprised, actually, after the last three months because he already had a lot of different ideas on how he would divide certain percentages which were normal in the past, and apparently, are not now. I think the judge will decide on this issue that we have, and when that is decided, we will see who was right and who was not." - For more from Bas Boon, visit MMAJunkie.com
Following yesterday's announcement that former Strikeforce, K-1, and Dream champ Alistair Overeem had decided to sever ties with his long time team, Golden Glory, the gym's co-founder and trainer, Bas Boon, followed up with a revelation of his own: He's planning to sue the Dutchman
Though Overeem declined to disclose any particulars surrounding his decision to depart from the camp, citing only a "breach of trust," Golden Glory's business methods recently came under fire when ZUFFA co-owner and UFC President Dana White alleged the team had insisted on utilizing a backwards payment structure that required they, not their fighters, received payment from the promotion. In the time since, the two parties (ZUFFA and Golden Glory) appear to have mended fences, which became evident when the UFC announced that they had signed "The Reem" to an exclusive contract. Where Overeem will go from here is unclear, however he is currently set to make his octagon debut in December, when he'll square off with former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar in Las Vegas.
Keep it locked on LowKick.com for more information as it becomes available.
Further Reading: Dana White: We can't do business with Golden Glory