Imagine making a quarter of a million dollars for twenty-five minutes of work in your UFC debut — and not seeing a single morsel of it. It’s like the opposite of attending a labor-intensive anger management course. There will be no sack of cash placed in Alistair Overeem’s gargantuan hands tonight. According to a press release issued by Knockout Investments and Golden Glory, a Nevada District Court judge has issued an order to withhold Alistair Overeem’s fight purse of nearly $250,000 due to a lawsuit filed by Golden Glory and Knockout Investments. The lawsuit states that Overeem breached his former Golden Glory contract when he split from the company a few months ago prior to signing with the UFC this year.
Roderick Lindblom, the attorney for Golden Glory issued this statement about his client apparently suing Overeem because they ‘simply had no choice.’
“It would have been ideal if a lawsuit could have been avoided; (Knockout Investments) and Golden Glory wish Alistair well in the fight and, in fact, have a financial interest in his continued success. Unfortunately, my clients simply had no choice.”
The lawsuit was filed yesterday, so we’re assuming that Alistair Overeem is well aware of his litigious ‘raw deal’ going into tonight’s fight against Brock Lesnar. [Source]