Bas Boon over GG vs. Zuffa


Eindelijk dan een officiële reactie uit het Golden Glory kamp en zoals verwacht is die niet het zelfde als die van Dana White. Bas Boon is de eigenaar van Golden Glory, dus die weet waar hij het over heeft.

“We just want to be able to produce great fighters and create great fights for the fans. We have no intention for co-promotion deals and are even willing to make an exclusive deal for Alistair Overeem to fight in the UFC, if the terms are right.”

“The payment was done how the UFC wanted, I do not understand why Danna claims we did not agree? We did not have a choice and never said we would not fight in the future or that we would refuse to work like this in the future (we worked out that problem with the Zuffa lawyer in the Vancouver and even agreed with their new sponsor policies). Maybe there is a miscommunication and Danna was not well informed that the direct payment issue was solved and no longer an issue.”

“I introduced Scott (Coker) through a partner of mine in LA to some powerful people in the U.S. (Scott was very surprised after this meeting and exited and mailed me after his meeting with these people how impressed he was). I never could have guessed that at the same moment I was talking to Scott to make a massive move for becoming a real competitor to the UFC, Scott was already talking with the same UFC for selling Strikeforce. I trusted Scott with some business plans. … The problems with strikeforce was that we made some agreements with Scott which were creating headaches now Zuffa took over.”