Alistair Overeem Tests Positive, Fight With Dos Santos In Jeopardy
It wasn’t all horse meat. The Nevada State Athletic Commission Director Keith Kizer issued this statement today in regards to the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference surprise drug test results,
“The following athletes were tested on March 27: Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva. All test results were negative, except Mr. Overeem tested positive for an increased T/E ratio (> 10). Mr. Overeem will need to appear before the Commission if he seeks licensure,”
Overeem will can now request that his “B” sample be tested, which, if negative, would make him eligible to receive a fight license. If that test also shows elevated levels, his chances of being issued a fight license in Nevada or any other state will greatly diminish.
UFC President Dana White reacts to the news,
“I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin … 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.”