Speculation was running rampant after the first Strikeforce card on Showtime that their heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem would be defending his title on the June 6 card against Brett Rogers.
Overeem’s manager Bas Boon described the the events that played the deciding factor in Overeem no being able to take that bout.
“Alistair attended some famous dance club with his brother Valentine. Went to the toilet and did not have coins to pay the toilet woman. Alistair told her he would pay a euro when he came back, because he did not have change. Then the security guard who was near by started to get involved,” wrote Boon.
“Brother Valentine saw the incident and also started asking what the problem was. They offered to pay, but by then 6 security guards came over surrounding them. The Overeem brothers were asked to leave, Alistair was already outside when he saw his brother Valentine fighting.
“Valentine still was discussing the situation on his way outside with one of the security guards hit Valentine in the face with a flash light. Three security guards dived onto Valentine and brother Alistair wanted to go back inside to help his brother. This resulted in five security guards in the hospital.”
There is no word on how long it will take the injury to heal but Strikeforce did a fantastic job of finding a replacement for the June 6 card.