Interesting how the backlash against AO has generated backlash of it's own against his haters.
Personally, I have no use for him. His promotional value has always outstripped his skillset--to the point of blatant misinformation that gets lapped up by the unwashed masses. It's pretty obvious that he's been a juicer for years, and several independent incidents have led me to believe he's someone without integrity. I would have no problem seeing him lose every fight he gets in the UFC.
Originally Posted by initial_zen
Bas rutten has stated that Overeem pretty much betrayed the people who stuck with him through the losses and got him to the level he was at. He refused to pay them what he agreed on, then proceeded to talk shit about them, leave them and take them to court. I think turned a lot of friends into enemies.
Actually, they initiated the lawsuit, and he countersued. But they apparently had the better case.
Originally Posted by 1inthechamber
Apparently the way they negotiated contracts wasn't fair to fighters. Lets not forget the whole ordeal with Dana and GG.
dana will say anything at all if it will hype a fighter. He'll then turn around and say the exact opposite ten minutes later if it will sell PPVs.
GG's policy of paying management instead of directly paying the fighter isn't unheard of, it's pretty common overseas. When you consider how many people AO stiffed, it's a better policy than paying him directly.
And if I remember correctly, they sued him not vice versa.
But the fact that GG won is a fairly good indicator that they had the better case.
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