Marloes Coenen talks Alistair Overeem and Golden GloryPosted on April 26, 2012, 12:19 PM by Mike Drahota
This Saturday, Marloes Coenen will headline the inaugural Invicta FC 1 in Kansas City. She recently had some things to say concerning her former Golden Glory teammate Alistair Overeem, who was just denied his license to fight by the NSAC. Having been cut by Zuffa following their fallout with Golden Glory last summer, Coenen pulled no punches in her comments, saying the following via mmaweekly.com:
“I’m with Golden Glory; so when he calls them bad he indirectly talks bad about me. It makes me look like a person who can’t make good decisions. If he wants to leave the team, I’m fine with that, he’s a grown man and can make his own decisions. But don’t stab them in the back and make them look bad when they’ve worked so hard for you.”
It appears Coenen has a strong sense of team loyalty and feels resentful over Overeem's leaving the team. She went on to describe the loyalty that Golden Glory showed him, and her feelings about how he has lied concerning his current situation:
“When Alistair got the deal with the UFC, he abandoned Golden Glory. He said he wants to surround himself with smart people, but you know what happened yesterday, I don’t know how smart those people are. He said a lot of lies and it was really hurtful for me because I know what happened He said they weren’t a good management team, but I know what they did for him. When he lost five fights in a row a long while ago, Martin de Jong stuck with him and believed in him, and the same goes with the management.”
There have been many detractors of Overeem that have come out recently, but this is the first time a former teammate has spoken up about the situation. Coenen is obviously offended, are her strong feelings justified?