Golden Glory, Knockout Investments Respond to Overeem Suit


Golden Glory responded to Alistair Overeem Thursday. | Photo: Dave Mandel


The Law Offices of Roderick J. Lindbolm Thursday released a statement in response to a suit filed by former Golden Glory team member and current UFC heavyweight competitor Alistair Overeem.

A longtime member of the Netherlands-based fight team and management firm, Overeem publicly severed ties with Golden Glory on Sept. 20. The Dutch knockout artist filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, suing for undisclosed damages.

Representing Golden Glory and KOI, Lindblom issued the following release on Thursday:

“We are currently in receipt of a copy of Mr. Overeem's lawsuit, and our clients are assessing all available defenses and counterclaims.

This lawsuit is a preemptive action on the part of Mr. Overeem and his counsel in response to KOI's recent notification to Mr. Overeem of numerous violations by him of his management agreement with KOI, including but not limited to his failure to pay commissions for past fights and endorsement deals secured by KOI and Golden Glory.

“KOI and Golden Glory are respected organizations committed to securing the best fight deals and training for their team of fighters. Mr. Overeem's continued suggestions to the contrary are scurrilous and will be vigorously defended in the proper forum.

“Alistair Overeem is a striker -- he wants to throw the first punch. But this misguided decision to file a lawsuit as a preemptive strike leaves Mr. Overeem vulnerable in ways our clients wished to avoid.”

Overeem has not lost a fight since 2007. The onetime Pride Fighting Championships standout has been on a tear as of late, winning the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix in addition to capturing titles in Strikeforce and Dream. “The Demolition Man” was not as dominant in his most recent outing, however, as he earned a lackluster unanimous decision victory over Fabricio Werdum in the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix quarterfinals on June 18.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 5 views

A look at the law suit the UFC's parent company filed against the law banning MMA in New York state. Twenty-two men and their entourages — coaches, training partners, hangers-on — assemble in the dim read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Tune in Thursday, Jan. 1, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE, featuring UFC 182 co-main eventer Myles Jury, Eddie Gordon, and Marcus Brimage. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

Tune in Thursday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. EST, for a special Knockout Radio LIVE from CES in Las Vegas with former UFC fighter Frank Trigg, Hardcore Pawn's Seth Gold, and insider Oliver Copp. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Bold statement from the scrappy Brazilian. Rafael dos Anjos earned his way to a shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, by reeling of three straight wins in read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 7 views

Premier kickboxing league GLORY today released details of GLORY 20: DUBAI, set to take place on Friday, April 3 in the Middle East. Pat 'HD' Barry is in the co-main event slot against the veteran Mou read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

Tune in Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE, featuring UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader and Glory kickboxer Pat Barry. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

In a statement released by the UFC, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been fined $25,000 for violation of the promotion's code of conduct policy after testing positive for cocaine. Those wonde read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Tune in Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE, featuring Dave Herman, Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall, and Adam Hunter, the host of MMA Roasted. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin spoke to MMAmania.com about the renewal of European television deals with Fight Network and Kombat Sports and also about an imminent deal with a U.S. network, expected to be read news >>