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UFC 141: Alistair Overeem Receives Full Purse for Brock Lesnar Fight

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Prior to Alistair Overeem's UFC 141 bout with Brock Lesnar, it was announced that Overeem's former management team at Golden Glory had filed a lawsuit against him for breach of contract. Word came out that Overeem's purse would be held in escrow until the matter was resolved. While it was true that there was a court order for the purse to be held, it was contingent on Golden Glory doing a little work on their end. This didn't happen and Overeem was given his check.

ESPN has the story:

Despite a court order calling for over 90 percent of Alistair Overeem's guaranteed purse to be held in escrow following his fight on Friday against Brock Lesnar, the 31-year-old Dutch heavyweight was paid in full.

A Nevada court, citing an existing and enforceable pact between Overeem and Knock Out Investments, a fighter management group, decreed that UFC parent company Zuffa "is directed to issue a check from the portion of the purse owed to Overeem in the respective amount of $241,285.49, made payable to Knock-Out Investments; and that the Nevada State Athletic Commission shall hold" the check pending further order of the court.

That order was contingent on KOI, also known as Golden Glory, posting a $200,000 surety bond by fight time.

That bond appeared to have not been posted, thus Overeem took home his full $385,714.28 with more to come after he receives his portion of the PPV. Golden Glory says they have more legal actions planned for the future.

SBN coverage of UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem