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UFC Stud Alistair Overeem Sues

My Managers Are Morons

11/9/2011 2:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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MMA pain machine Alistair Overeem -- the guy who's set to fight Brock Lesnar next month -- claims he's been stabbed in the back by his management team ... and he almost paid the price in the ring.

Long story short -- Overeem filed a lawsuit against his Netherlands-based management team -- claiming they duped him into signing the worst MMA contract ever ...  and then tried to book him into high profile fights when he wasn't healthy enough to perform.

According to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Overeem stupidly agreed to give his managers 35% of his pre-tax income in exchange for their services -- but the managers failed him miserably.

Overeem claims the managers have refused to pay him more than $151,000 in earnings -- including a bigtime bonus he was supposed to rake in when he signed with the UFC.

Overeem is suing for unspecified damages -- and he wants a court order to break his contract with the management team ASAP.

Overeem is scheduled to fight Lesnar on Dec. 30 -- a fight worth millions of dollars that he clearly  doesn't want his managers to get their hands on.

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1.

The Love Sponge    

First You Sissies

1048 days ago
2.

superchicken    

$150 g's couldn't buy a guy tap water. All these guys are getting rooked considering how much cabbage they are making for the owners.

1048 days ago
3.

BigUglyTexan    

You're supposed to hire a lawyer before you sign an idiotic contract so he can read what another lawyer wrote and explain it to your concussion ravaged brain. How hard is it for people to understand that you're not supposed to sign something you don't understand? Lawyers are miserable pricks in general, but you need a miserable prick in your corner to fend off the rest of them.

1048 days ago
4.

drillsetc    

I didn't know about the fight. Should be a good one.

1048 days ago
5.

Dave L    

Way to catch up with the entire UFC UNIVERSE, your managers wanted the UFC to pay them directly instead of paying you for your fights, and your now catching on. FYI you are an idiot, learn to read what your signing before you sign it.

1048 days ago
6.

Jay W.     

What manager don't rip off their fighters?

1048 days ago
7.

Jay W.     

Moron.. Overeem, take a look in the mirror

1048 days ago
8.

static    

I didn't know Don King had offices in the Netherlands.

1048 days ago
9.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Boo freaking hoo...these mouli's blow all their money and then blame everyone under the sun for 'making them sign this' and 'making them do that'....no one makes you pump roids and ho's every night bro, it's called personal responsibility. I know that phrase is alien to most of Urban America but it's reality. Learn it and live it BRO.

1048 days ago
10.

UPYOURS    

UMMMMMMM, who HIRED those morons? What does that make you? Super Duper Moron? DUHHHHHHHHH

1048 days ago
11.

Pam    

STUD????????

1048 days ago
12.

JJ    

Straight from the horse's mouth, no pun intended.

1048 days ago
13.

Just say No to drugs... except pot    

Alistair Overeem will crush Brock Lesnar

1048 days ago
14.

dennisrobbins    

my best friend's ex-wife makes $77 hourly on the laptop. She has been without work for 5 months but last month her paycheck was $7451 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Here's the site smrls.tk/5J

1047 days ago
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Fantastic Four    

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Lesnar will never, ever fight Overeem because he knows he'll get destroyed.

Lesnar's got only seven fights in his whole career. Overeem has 47 fights and will destroy him.

Ten days before the fight Lesnar will come down with a mysterious illness that "requires surgery and retirement".

He will never fight again and will become an occasional commentator.

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