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Chael Sonnen defends Alistair Overeem

Even though I pegged Chael Sonnen as a pro wrasslin soundbyte spewing troll long ago, he still manages to get under my skin from time to time. This is one of those times:

“Hey. If I’m a member of the media and someone tells me that Alistair Overeem failed a drug test, the very first thing I’m going to say is: ‘Really? What substance did he test positive for?’ Now, you see, those basic questions are where the wheels begin to fall off the bus to this entire story. Alistair Overeem did not test positive for anything. End of story. So why is his name getting drug through the mud? Why are they saying, ‘Well, he’s got an elevated T-to-E ratio. Ok, fair enough. Let’s say his T-to-E ratio is outside the norm. That’s not illegal. That’s outside the norm. That’s a red flag. That is a red flag, and Alistair will owe an explanation. If it’s not against the rules, why are we having this conversation? MMA Media: Ya failed! It reminds me of a time when Ronald Reagan was President, and somebody in his cabinet had to stand trial. He gets acquitted and he says, ‘Well, great. I’ve won the trial, but who do I see to get my reputation back?'”

Sonnen is one of an elite few who gets to take testosterone out in the open because of his therapeutic use exception. But just because he’s managed to use a legal loophole to game the system doesn’t mean I view his use of performance enhancing drugs any differently. He’s a cheat, straight up. Since he’s not going anywhere, I’ll take his silly schtick and roll with it but he needs to shut the f*ck up when it comes to steroids.

Test

  • agentsmith

    An elevated T/E ratio isn’t against the rules? Um, yes it is, you fucking dolt.

  • variable

    Sonnen trolled you

  • Stever

    He is actually really well spoken.

    But a TE ratio that is high is illegal under their rules.. so.. not sure what he is saying..

  • SHORT_BUS

    Here’s the agenda for next week’s NSAC meeting It is a stacked meeting and they saved Overeem for last (36th item on the list).

    4 page pdf file:

    http://boxing.nv.gov/Agenda/04-24-12AG.pdf

    ~ An aside, Nick Diaz is not on the agenda for the April 24th commission meeting. Wonder how his lawyer is going respond.

  • Giallo

    I hate/like this guy. He’s so fucking annoying/funny sometimes.

  • frickshun

    1st of all……TEST. 2nd, barring the idiotic statement that the T/E ratio isn’t a punishable offense, the rest of it is well spoken & quite relevant. Now what single ladies vagina do I see to get my married guy’s reputation back?!

  • G Funk

    Who is Rebellion Media?

  • SHORT_BUS

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406042587 Herry

    Yeah, I think Brock got scared of Overeem’s big right after he graezd his head with it in their opening exchange. I can’t blame him really. But I will always wonder how powerful Brock’s right was. He never seemed to connect with it in the stand-up, except against Heath Herring. I kept waiting, but nothing! I remember he just missed with Carwin to open the 2nd.ccOne thing I notice about both these guys is they both box with a really low guard: both arms. Their heads are totally exposed. JDS took a good left from Carwin in the 2nd that affected him, but he did handle it pretty well. Even though I think they both have KO power in the right, I think it will be Overeem backing up JDS with left leg body kicks that take away JDS throwing the right uppercut, and then following it up with the right. This will also help him stop JDS from establishing his jab, which he will want to do from the get-go. If JDS does manage to establish a consistent jab though, or can catch some not one, but some of Overeem’s kicks and take him down, it will make for a very strategic fight. The stand-up becomes even and it will be a great battle! But Overeem just has so many striking weapons. Cain never had the vicious body kicks and knees to pose a threat to JDS. He will have much more to think about and may even have to circle him rather than stand right in front of him. I think Overeem’s more complete striking options will eventually wear him down.

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