Last night on HDNet’s ‘Inside MMA’ broadcast, Michael Schiavello put up a surprising defense of Alistair Overeem’s recent drug test failure.
According to Schiavello:
“I just wanna chime in here on a couple things that have been playing on my mind, the last week or so, since the news of Alistair (Overeem) broke. Alistair doesn’t have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), so how are they testing him in the first place when he doesn’t have a license with them? By what jurisdiction are they testing him? And ‘B,’ everyone seems to be hanging Alistair out to dry. They’ve been nailing him to the cross and crucifying him, but it’s still two months away from his fight. You know, he hasn’t technically cheated. Because, unless he pisses hot on the fight night, how could he possibly have cheated? There’s still an opportunity he can get from the 14:1 down to the allowed 6:1 level by fight time. But we’re calling him out as a cheat, two months out from a fight?”
So his defense is that Overeem was 1) wrongfully tested because he’s not licensed by the NSAC, and 2)unless he ‘pisses hot’ on fight night he hasn’t technically cheated yet.
Hmm, anyone agree with his comments?