The Alistair Overeem, Golden Glory and Zuffa saga continues to rumble on with the latest news on the situation coming from GG’s head honcho Bas Boon.
The good news is that Boon, while obviously not happy that his client was released from Strikeforce and that Golden Glory’s name his since been dragged through the mud, appears to still be open to coming to an amicable solution with Zuffa.
Last week there seemed to be a promising development in the story when Overeem indicated that he did still have an ambition to fight for the UFC, while Dana White also stated elsewhere that he was also interested in the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion fighting for the promotion.
A major stumbling block however appeared to be Overeem’s desire for non-exclusivity, allowing him to fight for other promotion’s such as K-1 and DREAM – two organizations where he is currently a title holder.
However according to Boon, they may be willing to compromise on that if Overeem is able to become a UFC fighter.
“We just want to be able to produce great fighters and create great fights for the fans, we have no intention for Co-promotion deals and are even willing to make an exclusive deal for Alistair Overeem to fight in the UFC, if the terms are right,” Boon stated in a press release today.
Golden Glory and Zuffa still have to find common ground in terms of how fighters are paid as well however, with Dana White appearing adamant that he will only pay a fighter directly, not his or her management – the exact opposite of how the Dutch camp do business.
It seems that Golden Glory are making an effort to clear the air and come to an amicable solution however, so fingers crossed a deal can be reached before long.