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Golden Glory Leader Says “UFC Did Nothing Wrong” With Overeem Split

Bas Boon sent an email Wednesday morning, clearing up any problems between his Golden Glory team and the UFC.

“The UFC did nothing wrong and neither did Golden Glory management when signing up Alistair Overeem with the UFC. It is public knowledge how the UFC does business. The fighters sign their own contracts and agreements,” Boon wrote. “If journalists have any questions regarding Alistair Overeem’s statement about (Golden Glory) please contact the UFC for any further questions. All correspondence between the UFC and Golden Glory was also shared/cc’d to Alistair Overeem who finally made a decision to sign the agreements.”

Overeem was one of a handful of Golden Glory fighters released earlier this year. Recently, though, “The Reem” signed a contract to face Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 in December.

Golden Glory also announced that Jon Olav Einemo has resigned with the UFC. Einemo lost his UFC debut to Dave Herman in June at UFC 131. He was originally scheduled to meet Shane Carwin before Carwin filled in for Brock Lesnar and faced Junior dos Santos in the main event.

He also added that Siyar Bahadurzada had been offered a contract with the UFC. The 27-year-old is the current Shooto light heavyweight champion and is 20-4 in his career.