Thought this was interesting and highly plausible. Bringing the discussion to BE.
Allistar Overeem has had A rocky relationship with the coker regeime... Allistar was not happy with coker dicking him around with the fedor fight that was promised to him... Also Not happy with the long layoff between the rogers fight and some contractual matters... Coker extended an olive branch in obtaining Valentjn overeem to smooth t
Now the next part is rumor there have been rumblings and info changing daily on this... My sources are tight lipped... But the overeem vs werdum fight is not guaranteed... Ive asked about injury but zuffa has been coy with info being leaked...
Ive been told dont be surprised if overeem pulls out of the tournament and relinquishes the championship... Overeem could possibly be crossing over to the ufc... This would make the Tournament finals for the championship and makes a debut ppv more interesting... This as i said is rumor i know there have been talks and the fight is not cancelled and is still official but was told dont be surprised... This can change daily so I will try too keep updated with more info as I find out more but its not a guaranteed more to come...
Also the guy who posted this:
A recent screen name on the UG posted a rumor that Brock Lesnar was going to pull out of the fight vs. Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131. The thread was moved to the What If forum. 24 hours later, Brock Lesnar pulled out of the fight vs. Junior Dos Santos at UFC 131.
Personally I'd put a lot of money on this rumor being true. Why risk a goldmine like Overeem with Barnett and Werdum running around? Not saying Overeem couldn't beat them, but Dana knows what he's doing, and he knows bringing in Overeem now is probably good for all involved. A guy like Overeem is what Dana has been dying for ... well forever. Fedor wasn't it. He tried to shoehorn Brock Lesnar into his American Redneck version of Fedor.. and that's not working. Overeem could be the real deal. A real heavyweight, with exciting punching power that looks amazing, is intelligent, and can market himself.. and most importantly wants to market himself.
This also backs up my initial feelings that strikeforce was gutted for their heavyweights. Everything else is just extra pickins' to Dana and Co sans Diaz... though Diaz is being difficult so who knows.
Also! I have a feeling this is one of the guys from Middleasy who does the Sunday Morning Rumor Mill.