After Alistair Overeem parted ways with longtime fight team Golden Glory back in September of 2011 after legal-filled battles, it didn't take long for the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion to find a new place to call home.
"The Reem" joined up with the Blackzilians camp thanks in large part to his new manager, Glenn Robinson, CEO of Authentic Sports Management. But according to Robinson, that relationship is no more, as Alistair has parted ways with the Boca Raton, Florida - based team to take his training camp to Thailand.
While Glenn still serves as Alistair's manager, the former K-1 kickboxing champion is no longer a Blackzilian, for now.
Robinson broke down the situation during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour:
"No, Alistair doesn't train with us, he trains in Thailand. He's welcome back, but he's decided to do his camp in Thailand. It was a great camp. I talked to him last night, and it was a great camp and he said he feels fantastic. He's in really good spirits. He's welcome -- he's always welcome. It's always his home if he wants it to be, but right now he's not looking past the fight he has in a couple of weeks, that's the most important thing. And we'll see after that what he wants to do."
During his time with the all-star fight team, which includes the likes of Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans, Anthony Johnson and Tyrone Spong, just to name few, Overeem went 1-2, which includes a victory over Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 along with his back-to-back losses at the hands of Antonio Silva and Travis Browne.
And with a potential do-or-die fight against a struggling Frank Mir at UFC 169 on Feb. 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey on the horizon, "The Reem," it seems, is looking to change things up as his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career hangs in the balance.