UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has been hesitant to say much about the rift that caused him to split with former management team Golden Glory, but after filing a lawsuit in California, the picture is becoming pretty clear.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ.com, Overeem is suing his former managers after signing a contract that paid Golden Glory 35% of his pre-tax income for their services.
Overeem claims in the lawsuit filed to LA County Superior Court that Golden Glory also duped him into signing a bogus MMA contract, while also trying to book him into fights when he wasn’t healthy enough to perform.
The lawsuit states that the managers at Golden Glory failed to pay him more than $151,000 in earnings as well as a bonus he received when signing with the UFC earlier this year.
Earlier this week, Overeem spoke out on his former team for the first time since their split, but didn’t go into much more detail other than saying he couldn’t trust them anymore.
“For me they’re not a good management, they’re a bad management. They’re a harmful management,” said Overeem. “I had some good periods with them as well, but due to this issue I cannot continue to work with them.”
It appears that any future dealings between Overeem and Golden Glory will involve lawyers and the court system.