On his Facebook page, Bas Rutten admitted he felt Overeem had a "glass chin." Junior Dos Santos boasted on Twitter about Overeem's trash talking being useless if he couldn't back it up in the Octagon.
Now, Golden Glory coach Ramon Dekkers, an eight-time world Muay Thai champion, has decided to hurl a late verbal jab Overeem's way on Twitter.
Overeem was a longtime member of Golden Glory gym before making the switch to the Blackzilians a year ago.
His decision came shortly after the proposed "scandal" that led to the UFC/Strikeforce contract terminations of Golden Glory fighters in 2011. Along with Overeem, Marloes Coenen and Jon Olav Einemo were all released from their contracts.
UFC President Dana White told MMAFighting a fighter's purse is expected to be paid to Golden Glory, who then pays the fighter. This way of conducting business isn't up to par with the standards set by athletic commissions in the United States, and White had no choice but to terminate the contracts.
A few months later, Overeem left Golden Glory for what he called "harmful management" and a "breach of trust" in his online documentary "The Reem." There were a pair of lawsuits that followed from both parties, but everything was eventually settled outside of court for an undisclosed amount.
Is Dekkers dwelling on the past? Why kick a man when he's already down?
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