“Immediately after K1 Word GP Final FEG had offered Hari a fight with Cro Cop. The Moroccan feels embarrassed about his performance during the final and says he lost his mind during the fight. Negotiations have began for a return at NYE and his chance for redemption.”According to the article FEG had counted on Le Banner facing Cro Cop however his elbow injury in the quarter final makes him an unlikely participant at Dynamite.
There is still no official word from FEG as to what Hari‘s punishment will be. It’s a difficult predicament for the organization who on the one hand have the integrity of the sport to protect while on the other could cash in on the situation in the upcoming weeks and months.
Not surprisingly Bas Boon and Golden Glory have made it clear that they would love for Overeem to face Badr Hari. In a recent blog post on the official Golden Glory website Boon made his feelings clear:
“Its funny that on several MMA forums we could read how Badr Hari challenged Alistair Overeem (few months ago) after Alistiar's fight with Mirko Crop Cop in Dreams, Hari took the microphone and told all MMA fans that he thought MMA was gay and a bunch of huggers and that K-1 was the real sport, well I guess things have changed in the last few months for Badr Hari, if FEG does not suspend Hari, it would be nice to see Alistair vs Badr Hari (who apparently seems to have changed his opinion over MMA fighting) at the Dynamite show this year.”For better or worse Badr Hari has become a huge commodity for K1. He has that Mike Tyson aura around him now that will attract crowds and TV audiences for years to come. Yes he does deserve to be punished for his actions however I’m sure that combat sports fans around to world would love to see him participate at Fields Dynamite.