“Alistair Overeem’s deal with the UFC was done by me. This was a brilliant deal out of a very difficult situation. Four Golden Glory guys were sacked by Zuffa, and I made a statement, and I negotiated a very, very good contract in good faith with the UFC. … I wasn’t really surprised, actually, after the last three months because he already had a lot of different ideas on how he would divide certain percentages which were normal in the past, and apparently, are not now. I think the judge will decide on this issue that we have, and when that is decided, we will see who was right and who was not.”
Martin De Jong, one of Overeem’s trainers at Golden Glory, believes Overeem’s departure relates only to the management side of his relationship with the team, but he isn’t sure whether the fighter will train with him again.