After defeating Fabricio Werdum in the quarterfinal round in June, Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem was on his way to fight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals. That plan took a drastic turn on Monday with Overeem being excluded from the remainder of the tournament altogether.

Strikeforce officials announced that the semifinal round would take place on Sept. 10. Overeem, however, said that would be too soon for him, leading

UFC president Dana White, who is a part-owner of the company that owns both the UFC and Strikeforce, on Tuesday confirmed that Overeem is out, saying that it was due to Overeem’s camp informing him that the champ has a broken toe. White noted that the Sept. 10 date was set by Strikeforce television partner Showtime and couldn’t be changed, so Overeem had to be replaced in the tournament.

White added that while Overeem is out of the tournament, he is still under contract and remains the Strikeforce heavyweight champion.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White’s UFC Boston Wrap-Up: We’ve Got to Find Out if Cruz is Healthy

  • 26 days ago
  • 86 views

UFC president Dana White recaps Sunday night's UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston and talks about the resiliency of Dominick Cruz. read news >>

Super Six – Fabricio Werdum’s Defining Moments

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

On Feb. 6, UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum defends his title in a rematch vs. Cain Velasquez. Yet despite Werdum’s current success, his road to UFC 196 has been a long and winding one. Read read news >>

Fabricio Werdum would have slapped or thrown a chair at Conor McGregor at UFC 197 presser

  • 23 days ago
  • 100 views

LOS ANGELES – It’s a good thing UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum wasn’t sitting opposite featherweight champ Conor McGregor at a recent press conference for UFC 197. Filed under: Featured, Featu read news >>

VIDEO: Is There Tension Between Dana White and Conor McGregor?

  • 23 days ago
  • 258 views

Is there any truth to the speculation that there is friction between Dana White and Conor McGregor? read news >>

UFC 196 Free Fight Video: Fabricio Werdum Taps Out Cain Velasquez to Win Heavyweight Title

  • 23 days ago
  • 7 views

The first matchup between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez resulted in Werdum submitted Velasquez in the third round at UFC 188 to earn the heavyweight title. read news >>

The Comeback: Fabricio Werdum has words for Conor McGregor, Rousey on 'SNL'

  • 22 days ago
  • 113 views

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Thursday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bel read news >>

Conor McGregor, Dana White and UFC 197's Biggest Question: 'Where's My Belt?'

  • 22 days ago
  • 26 views

There aren’t many awkward silences during Conor McGregor press conferences. The Irishman sees to that himself. When McGregor is at the dais, he appears to fill every inch of available space. He draws read news >>

Conor McGregor has caught the ire of Fabricio Werdum (Yahoo Sports)

  • 22 days ago
  • 17 views

From Yahoo Sports: Werdum has found success all over the world, so when McGregor criticized Rafael dos Anjos for moving to the United States, Werdum could only laugh and shake his head. read news >>

Conor McGregor has caught the ire of Fabricio Werdum (Yahoo Sports)

  • 22 days ago
  • 34 views

From Yahoo Sports: Werdum has found success all over the world, so when McGregor criticized Rafael dos Anjos for moving to the United States, Werdum could only laugh and shake his head. read news >>

Fabricio Werdum wants you to know he fought in the same altitude as Cain Velasquez

  • 22 days ago
  • 50 views

Ahead of his rematch with Cain Velasquez at UFC 196, heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has a question for the media.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>