Last Friday we saw Alistair Overeem destroy Brock Lesnar in the UFC 141 main event. The win gave him the second highest disclosed payroll of the night with $385,714.28.
Unfortunately for the newly crowned heavyweight number one contender the Nevada State Athletic Commission was forced to withhold $241,285.49 of his fight purse by a Nevada judge due to his ongoing legal battle with his former management team Golden Glory.
The legal team representing Golden Glory filed a lawsuit against Overeem in the Clark County courts alleging that the newly signed UFC heavyweight fighter breached his contract entered with them four-years ago.
For his part, Overeem was never told that the majority of his purse was being withheld by the Nevada government prior to the fight and instead was notified by reporters during the post-fight press conference.
“It would have been ideal if a lawsuit could have been avoided,” said a representative from Golden Glory prior to Friday’s UFC 141 event. We 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 Golden Glory legal team is seeking 30% of all of Alistair’s earnings past and present that have yet to be collected.
Overeem’s new manager seems confident the charges are unfounded and seems to think Overeem will get out of this latest saga unscathed.