Originally Posted by EmeliankoFan1
Chael Sonnen would disagree and he actually knows both Jones and Bas personally. As would Overeem and many other fighters who actually know and have met Bas and Jones, and not some fanboy on sherdog claiming some consensus.
Read up on what Chael says about Bas and you get the real picture on who is considered a jackass. Read up on who likes to open their mouth and say snide things about fighters they dont have too and are not in competition with. Who likes to insult and make petty statements about Overeem over a business matter because he is buddies with a certain promoter.
Get out here with that rubbish.
Sonnen said some tongue in cheek stuff about Bas nearly 10 years ago for a Bodog fight interview. Unless you were born yesterday you should be aware Sonnen says the most bombastic things in the sport.
Back on planet earth, Bas is universally respected. This is not disputable.
Regarding Overeem - some people are not comfortable with unfiltered truth. Bas explained pretty respectfully why he thought it was wrong for Reem to cut ties with his business partners at Golden Glory as soon as money came in. It resulted in a bunch of lawsuits.
Overeem then relocates to Xtreme Couture, then jumps ship for the Blackzillians, and now again to Jackson's. He's also switched management companies with each hop.
So you have a guy that can't seem to fit in anywhere and changes management companies like days of the week - after settling out of court
with the guys who brought him up.
Doesn't really make Bas look like a crazy person.