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Alistair Overeem Receives Full UFC 141 Paycheck

Written by Tom Ngo
January 2nd, 2012
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Although a Nevada District Court ordered its state’s Athletic Commission to withhold Alistair Overeem’s (Pictured) UFC 141 purse, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer informed MMAJunkie that the heavyweight has received his full $385,714.28 paycheck.

Just hours before he was set to face Brock Lesnar inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the court rendered a judgement in favor of Overeem’s former representatives, Knock Out Investments (better known as Golden Glory) to place roughly $240,000 of Overeem’s funds in escrow for nonpayment of past services rendered.

However, per a UFC official, GG did not deposit the $200,000 bond required prior to Friday’s fight to execute the order.

Overeem, who stated at the UFC 141 post-fight press conference that he was unaware his money was in jeopardy, pocketed a $264,285.71 “show purse” and an additional $121,428.57 “win bonus” for ending Lesnar’s MMA career.

GG claims Overeem did not pay them following his Strikeforce win over Fabricio Werdum on June 18th. The management team then negotiated Overeem’s deal with Zuffa, the parent company of UFC, this past September which was parlayed into a pay-per-view blockbuster with Lesnar.

According to ESPN, Overeem is in line to receive a $2 PPV bonus per purchase for all revenues received in excess of $500,000. Golden Glory believes they are owed a 30 percent commission on all of that dough.

In November, Overeem sued GG for neglecting to pay him more than $150,000 in earnings, including a massive bonus for signing with the UFC. He claims his former representatives were keeping pertinent information from him during their negotiations with the UFC.

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