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

Alistair Overeem calls out Junior dos Santos, tells UFC President Dana White to 'make it happen'

  • 25 days ago
  • 39 views

He even included that little fist emoji, so we know he's serious this time. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem, fresh off a "Big Country" beatdown in Dallas, read news >>

Conor McGregor Bet Dana White $3 Million He’d KO Chad Mendes at UFC 189

  • 25 days ago
  • 94 views

So confident is Conor McGregor that he bet his employers $3 million he'll knock out Chad Mendes at UFC 189. read news >>

Alistair Overeem campaigns for fight with Junior dos Santos

  • 25 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is eyeing Junior dos Santos as his next opponent. Three years ago, Alistair Overeem vs. Junior dos Santos was the talk of the sport. 'The Reem' entered the read news >>

Dana White: Jose Aldo 'probably would have made close to four million' at UFC 189

  • 25 days ago
  • 35 views

The UFC president was a guest on The Russillo Show on ESPN Radio on Tuesday (July 7, 2015) and he disclosed just how much money Jose Aldo was set to earn at UFC 189. Jose Aldo may have withdrawn from read news >>

Dana White: Conor McGregor tried to bet me $3 million he would knockout Chad Mendes at UFC 189

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

And as early as the second round, no less. You certainly can't accuse Conor McGregor of being short on confidence. That became evident after the smooth-talking Irishman tried to bet Ultimate Fighting read news >>

Dana White: UFC 189 passed U.S. gate record following McGregor-Mendes announcement

  • 25 days ago
  • 40 views

The sense of disappointment when Jose Aldo had to drop out of his scheduled UFC 189 main event against Conor McGregor due to a broken rib was widespread. But the idea this would be a deathblow proved read news >>

UFC President Dana White Says Conor McGregor Tried to Bet $3 Million on Himself

  • 25 days ago
  • 33 views

Conor McGregor is confident ahead of his UFC 189 matchup against Chad Mendes on Saturday, July 11. Confident to the tune of $3 million, in fact. According to UFC President Dana White, McGregor made a read news >>

Dana White: Conor McGregor offered to bet us $3 million he'd knock out Chad Mendes

  • 25 days ago
  • 515 views

How confident is Conor McGregor in his finishing abilities? So much so, that the featherweight superstar was willing to bet his bosses seven figures on when he'd knock out Chad Mendes. McGregor has b read news >>

Matt Serra, Dana White, & Nick 'The Tooth' Gallo working on new reality show

  • 26 days ago
  • 22 views

No it's not another season of the Ultimate Fighter, but Dana White is getting another reality show together, this one with former WW champ Matt Serra and longtime friend Nick 'The Tooth' Gallo. Rumor read news >>

Dana White expects UFC 189 to set U.S. gate record with $7 million in ticket sales on July 11

  • 28 days ago
  • 23 views

"Notorious" power? No Jose Aldo? No problem!. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is still very confident that the upcoming UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) event set for July 11, 201 read news >>