When Alistair Overeem left his longtime team at Golden Glory, he enlisted Glenn Robinson and the Blackzilians as his new management and fight team.
Unfortunately for all parties involved, it didn’t work out.
Blackzilian boss, Robinson explains why: (via bloodyelbow.com)
Tyrone and Alistair have not trained together in a very long time. He hasn’t trained with the team in a long time. His last camp he did in Thailand, and the camp before that he did in our gym, but he brought in his own trainers except for Kenny Monday, and he did all his training late at night. He had his own sparring partners, and basically did everything on his own.
He’s not on our roster anymore, to be honest. It was a hard call for me, but I think it was something that was mutually in both our heads. I ended up making that decision because I didn’t feel I was the right person for him. I felt that there were people out there that could better take care of him. I had always told him that if I didn’t think I could do the best job for him, I would bow out, so that’s what I did.
I still wish him the best. I feel like he has the ability to be the champ very easily. When he’s on his game, he’s just devastating. I think the best Alistair is yet to be seen.
I don’t think he’s talking to anyone yet as far as new management, but I know he’s shopping around for a new camp. I’ve heard rumors, but nothing that I want to throw out on his behalf.