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Reports: Alistair Overeem dropped

Updated: July 30, 2011, 1:37 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Zuffa LLC, the parent company of Strikeforce, has severed ties with heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem, according to a report by MMAJunkie.com.

The news was first reported Friday night on HDNet, which said Strikeforce exercised its option to eliminate the final fight on Overeem's contract.

That decision became effective July 22.

"He got cut because he declined to fight on Sept. 10 because he was injured," Overeem's trainer, Martijn de Jong, told ESPN.com. "He accepted ...

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