Dana White quickly issued a statement today regarding Alistair Overeem’s elevated testosterone levels:
“I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin … The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us. How (expletive) stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who’s using (performance-enhancing drugs) right now is an absolute (expletive) moron. It’s beyond – what’s the word I’m looking for – it’s beyond belief. It’s beyond comprehension. You’re an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute (expletive) dummy. It goes beyond a guy have any common sense whatsoever. I don’t have a plan-B. It doesn’t look good, does it. It doesn’t look good.” – via TheStarPhoenix.com
Obviously, UFC President Dana White is showing his anger at the potential falling out of a huge fight and payday at UFC 146. An all-Heavyweight main card that was set to kick off a great summer for the UFC is now in jeopardy. For many fans, the rampant suspicions that have followed Overeem around for several years have now been confirmed.
This incident is just one more in a long line of events that has proved performance-enhancing drugs are a large black cloud over MMA’s head. The state of the Heavyweight division is in limbo, and we will now wait to see who will step up to challenge Junior dos Santos. What do you think, LowKick’ers? Is this no surprise from Overeem, and what will happen to UFC 146? How will the use of PEDs continue to haunt the great sport of MMA?
Further Reading: NSAC: Overeem’s drug test shows Testosterone levels “higher than normal”
— Anton Gurevich (@LowKick_Anton) April 4, 2012