Alistair Overeem has finally revealed his reason for failing his random UFC 146 drug test. Rather than go with the ol Chael Sonnen, he went for the Cris Cyborg:
I am deeply saddened to announce that on Friday, April 20, I respectfully withdrew from the May 26 event so that I can request a continuance until my situation with the Nevada State Athletic Commission is resolved.
I cannot express how sorry I am to the Commission, Junior Dos Santos, the fans, the owners and employees of the UFC, my friends and family and anyone else who this has affected.
I absolutely do not believe in, nor do I use performance-enhancing drugs. I am a clean fighter and I will do whatever it takes to prove this to everyone.
Prior to the UFC 146 press conference in March, I aggravated an old rib injury on my left side. My doctor prescribed, and I accepted, an anti-inflammatory medication that was mixed with testosterone. I was completely unaware that testosterone was one of the ingredients in the medication. Although I was unaware, I do realize it is my job to know what I am putting into my body.
Sounds legit. I think I’ll keep this letter in my back pockets for when I compete in this summer’s International Eye Rolling Olympics.
That’s a pretty terrible doctor who’s going to stick a professional athlete with testosterone and not let them know. Poor Alistair having his dream fight derailed because of this irresponsible medical dude! Now people are going to forever think he’s a big cheater who screwed up the biggest fight of his life.