DALLAS TX - FEBRUARY 04: Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem attends The Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl Party presented by Sports Illustrated and Bacardi at Music Hall At Fair Park on February 4 2011 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Bacardi)
Despite reports that "The Reems" earnings would be held in escrow because of a lawsuit that was filed by his former management team, Knock Out Investments (KOI) and Golden Glory, his longtime training camp. The lawsuit claimed that Overeem failed to pay them any commission for his fight against Fabricio Werdum and for their efforts in assisting "The Demolition Man" reach an agreement with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Reportedly, KOI and Golden Glory were to post a $200,000 bond against Overeem via court order, which then would prevent him from seeing any of his winnings until the case was settled.
As Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer told ESPN.com, the bond was never posted:
Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer told ESPN.com it was his understanding that the bond was not posted, therefore Overeem received a check for $385,714.28 -- his bout fee and win bonus. Overeem will also earn a significant portion of UFC 141's pay-per-view proceeds.
All's well that ends well, apparently.
For more on Overeem's compensation, including his base bay, signing bonus and pay-per-view (PPV) proceeds, click here. To check out the UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" payouts and salaries, including fight night bonuses, click here. And for everything you need to know about the fight between Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem click here.