Remember when Alistair Overeem wasn’t getting paid for UFC 141? Well, he got paid…

I spend the first 60 minutes of each day watching videos of people tragically falling off of objects with wheels on the internet as I yawn my way out of bed. The arrival of 2012 hasn’t made me want to alter that whatsoever. Once the fail-blogs of the world cease to entertain, I move onto running errands and eating tacos. I also try to stop by the bank every day because they have a never-ending bowl of free Tootsie Rolls, and they let me take as many as I want. The one item I hope never makes it onto my agenda is giving Alistair Overeem any kind of bad news. Being superstitious and this being 2012…it’s just something most people would want to avoid at all costs.

We may never know why a Nevada judge issued an order to withhold all the money Alistair Overeem would earn at UFC 141 on the day of the fight. Why any pencil-neck geek lawyer would ever annoy Ubereem is bewildering. What’s even more bewildering is that even after being granted the court order, Golden Glory neglected to post $200,000 bond by the time of the fight; thereby allowing the Nevada State Athletic Commission to pay Alistair Overeem the money he earned in his fight against Brock Lesnar (including the residual PPV % in the coming weeks).

Filing suit against Overeem “was merely the first step in a long-term litigation strategy that KOI and Golden Glory will prosecute in Nevada,” Lindblom said in a statement released Monday night. “The writ of attachment remedy remains fully available to my clients and will be sought as to Mr. Overeem’s future pay-per-view payout, which we expect will be more lucrative than his initial fight purse.

I’m certainly not a legal expert, and the above excerpt derived from ESPN wasn’t written in Ebonics, so my best understanding is that the beef between Ubereem and Golden Glory is going to continue indefinitely, and there’s hardly any hope for reconciliation at this point. It’s a tremendous bummer considering the 11 years of dominance Ubereem & Golden Glory shared. [Source]

Published on January 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm
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