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Monday, 02/13/2012, 12:49 pm

UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem Joins The "Blackzilians" | Signs With Authentic Sports Management In US


After his devastating first round knockout of Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 in Las Vegas this past December, Alistair Overeem, the number one heavyweight contender for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight title, and the man who will next challenge reigning champion Junior Dos Santos for the most coveted championship in the world, realized he had just one more move to make before the biggest fight of his career: he needed a home and a team in the United States. After months of careful searching, Overeem traveled to South Florida to meet with Authentic Sports Management (ASM). Afterward, Overeem knew he had not only located the right place to start the road to Saturday, May 26, but he had also found a new family and a brotherhood. Glenn Robinson, President, Authentic Sports Management, is pleased and honored to announce today that Alistair Overeem is now signed with ASM, the premier sports management and marketing company in the sport of mixed martial arts.

“With Authentic Sports Management, I saw right away that Glenn Robinson has a system in place that allows the fighter to focus on training only, which is so important as I prepare for my UFC heavyweight title fight against Junior Dos Santos,” said Overeem. “ASM has a team of experts to help you grow as an athlete, from Glenn working hands-on as management to Jen Wenk handling my PR and Karen Gough running marketing, a full-time nutritionist, a finance and legal department – you name it they have it. After meeting with ASM, I was convinced that they can make me the new UFC world champion.”

“To think that the number one contender in the UFC heavyweight division, and one of the greatest fighters in the world, Alistair Overeem, has chosen to work with Authentic Sports Management is a very proud and profound moment for myself and everyone that is part of ASM,” said Robinson. “We are working hard every day to grow ASM into the best agency in the business, and to take care of our athletes as though they were family, and the fact that Alistair Overeem has chosen us, and is relocating to South Florida to work closely with us, is one of the highest compliments you can receive in this sport. I am beyond excited to have Mr. Overeem with us, and watching him fight on May 26 as part of ASM will be one of the highlights in our company history.”

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