Overeem has swarmed the headlines recently for his troubles stemming from a drug test in Nevada that showed an elevated ratio of testosterone-to-epitestosterone, to the tune of 14-to-1. The limit for a combat sports athlete in Nevada is 6-to-1.
Overeem went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday to plead his case, saying that he was administered medication under the supervision of a doctor, but was unaware said medication also had testosterone in it.
During his examination with the commission, Overeem commented on his former team and management at Golden Glory in Holland. Coenen, who has a main event fight coming up this weekend for Invicta FC, didn’t take to kindly to Overeem’s comments, unloading on her former teammate while she was a guest on The MMA Show with Mauro Ranallo.
“When Alistair got the deal (with the UFC), he abandoned (Golden Glory),” declared Coenen. “He said he wants to surround himself with smart people, but you know what happened yesterday, I don’t know how smart those people are. He said a lot of lies and it was really hurtful for me because I know what happened.
“And it makes me look bad because I’m with (Golden Glory). He said they weren’t a good management team, but I know what they did for him. When he lost five fights in a row a long while ago, Martin de Jong stuck with him and believed in him, and the same goes with the management.”
According to the Invicta headliner, it goes beyond just supporting Overeem in his fighting career. Coenen indicated that Golden Glory had also worked to keep Overeem out of legal trouble in the past.
“When Alistair had a big fight in the Netherlands because he didn’t want to pay 50 cents to the woman that sits at the toilet, it was the Golden Glory team that kept him out of jail. I know so many things they did for him, so when he calls them criminals, it’s not true.
“I’m with Golden Glory; so when he calls them bad he indirectly talks bad about me. It makes me look like a person who can’t make good decisions.
“If he wants to leave the team, I’m fine with that, he’s a grown man and can make his own decisions. But don’t stab them in the back and make them look bad when they’ve worked so hard for you.”