According to a report by TMZ, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has filed a lawsuit against Golden Glory, the management firm that used to represent him.
Overeem, who will make his UFC debut in December against Brock Lesnar later this year, claimed in the lawsuit that he agreed to give his managers 35% of his pre-tax income in exchange for their services. “The Reem” filed the suit in L.A. County Superior Court against the Netherlands-based management team.
Overeem claims that Golden Glory has refused to pay him more than $151,000 in earnings, including a bonus for when he signed with the UFC. He also said that Golden Glory tried to get him to accept fights when they knew he was not fully healthy.
The Overeem-Lesnar fight, which will take place at UFC 141 on December 30, will crown a new No. 1 contender to the UFC heavyweight title. Cain Velasquez, the current UFC champion, will defend his title Saturday night against Junior dos Santos at UFC on FOX 1. Fightline.com will have complete coverage from the event.