Press Release by HDNet
DALLAS (July 29, 2011) HDNet's "Inside MMA" breaks more shocking news concerning StrikeForceTM Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem who "Inside MMA" has learned has received a cut letter and has been released from the promotion.
Sources close to the situation have told "Inside MMA's" Ron Kruck that StrikeforceTM has exercised its right to eliminate the one remaining fight on Overeem's contract effective July 22nd.
Also according to the source, Overeem has been dealing with more serious injuries than originally reported, including a broken toe and rib and elbow problems.
Overeem will fight next in October in Russia for the promotion United Glory. No word on who his opponent will be.
Also according to the source, Overeem has been dealing with more serious injuries than originally reported, including a broken toe and rib. He also has problems with an elbow.
Overeem has fought through nagging injuries and while set to fight in the StrikeForceTM semi-finals (scheduled for September 10th in Cincinnati) Overeem has stated he still needed more time to recover.
Another issue that StrikeForceTM officials had regarding Overeem's participation in the tournament is he had only one fight left on his current contract and he would have had to fight twice to win the Grand Prix.