While Strikeforce fans have been eagerly anticipating the return of the promotion’s long lost heavyweight title holder, Alistair Overeem recently revealed that there’s nothing set in stone that says he will be returning to Strikeforce at all.
“I’m not going to discuss the UFC too much with the media,” said Overeem in a recent interview that will be featured in the latest edition of Fighters Only Magazine. “But I will say that when they show me terms I like, I’ll sign.”
There seem to be some sticking points in the current terms being offered up to the massive heavyweight from the UFC, but if if those wrinkles can be ironed out in the near future, Alistair says his signature would be a mere formality.
“Money is important but it isn’t everything,” said Overeem. “There are some conditions they have that I don’t like. But like I said, when the terms are right I will sign right away.”
Overeem last fought for Strikeforce in November of 2007 and has since gone on to compile wins over a who’s who of heavyweight journeymen such as Gary Goodridge, James Thompson and Kazuyuki Fujita.
Whether it’s with Strikeforce or the UFC, Alistair facing off with deserving competition is long overdue.