The last time we talked about Ray Sefo, he was telling a story of the day he almost fought Alistair Overeem in a breakfast buffet in Japan. Story goes that Ubereem confronted Sefo at the table of a hotel restaurant to ask Ray why he cheered when Badr Hari defeated him at the K-1 Grand Prix in 2009. Ubereem told Sefo that ‘he was next on his list’ and Sefo told Alistair that he already contacted FEG about fighting him in an upcoming card. Apparently the conversation became so heated that their entourage had to separate the two.
Now in a strange twist of events, Ray Sefo and Alistair Overeem are linked once again, only this time they’re both out an alleged six-figures a piece. Check out what Ray Sefo said tonight on Tapout Radio regarding K-1 owing him and Golden Glory an enormous amount of money.
“At this point they still owe me $700,000. From what I heard they’re having some major problems. Their situation still hasn’t changed. So it’s still a waiting game, whether we’re going to get paid or not. Like I’ve said to them after the last fight, I said ‘Listen man, I am not fighting for K-1 ever again until this money is paid’ — I hear a lot of staff members, someone that worked for them for the last fifteen years just resigned. Right now, the email I got was that all further communications will go through Tanigawa, well the guy doesn’t speak English so how are you going to be able to communicate with us?”
“The biggest problem is we go after them legally and they go bankrupt, then I’m stuck with attorneys’ fees. Then it’s a lose/lose situation.”
“From what I hear from an inside source is that they actually owe Golden Glory $800,000. They’re in such huge debt that I feel mad, angry and sad at the same time.”
Props for Ray Sefo being owed $700,000 by anyone. Wish I could say the same, unfortunately the only thing that’s ever been owed to me was a Barnes and Nobles gift card, and I collected it. Easily. [Source]