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Overeem wins the UFC 146 random testing sweepstakes!

Evil gypsy curse lady is cackling from whatever hellish dimension she resides in as Alistair Overeem has failed the random drug test administered by the NSAC after the UFC 146 press conference. There’s a tiny chance his B sample could clear him or that his 10:1 T/E reading is because he’s somehow naturally 10 times the man everyone else is. But the general consensus right now is he’s screwed. Dana White talks about his heavyweight supercard’s main event going down in flames:

“I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin,” said White, in an interview with The Star Phoenix. “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 having any common sense whatsoever.”

White added that Overeem told both himself and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta that he could pass any and all drug tests given to him when he signed his contract. 

At the time of his comments, White said he had no plan B ready to deal with the sudden vacancy at the top of his May 26th card. Fortunately for him, there are a couple of people willing to step up for a title shot. Frank Mir has already made his case to get onto the card, and Fedor Emelianenko’s people put up a couple of polls on Facebook to push the idea that ‘Fedor should be signed and brought in to fight Dos Santos.’ 

So … excited for Junior Dos Santos vs Frank Mir?

  • Giallo

    Sure Mir’s the guy that deserves it more, but deserves got nothing to do with it. I was excited for a fucking awesome fight and I want an awesome fight in its place, and that fight would not include Frank Mir.

  • raizor

    “White added that Overeem told both himself and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta that he could pass any and all drug tests given to him when he signed his contract”

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    “White added that Overeem assured him that he had the cycling thing all figured out”

  • thingvolds

    “Anybody who’s using (performance-enhancing drugs) right now is an absolute (expletive) moron.”

    oh, you mean like you and lorenzo? nice example you set for your employees by the way.

    and lol at dana’s feigned shock and outrage. he knows very well which of his athletes are on what at what times and how they get away with it. most of us know that, so he is infinitely more aware of it.

    i do hope the b sample comes back normal. i was really looking forward to seeing jds put one on reem’s jaw then finishing him on the ground ala cain.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Horse meat is loaded in testosterone – let’s not pull out our “jump to conclusions mat” yet…

  • UberShmact

    I for one am shocked.

  • harms

    He should get Diaz’s lawyer on this and claim he never tested for steroids, just high testosterone.

  • agentsmith

    and lol at dana’s feigned shock and outrage. he knows very well which of his athletes are on what at what times and how they get away with it. most of us know that, so he is infinitely more aware of it.

    I guess his outrage doesn’t extend to TRT abuse either.

  • SHORT_BUS

    Unfortunate but not surprising.

    Wonder how the commission can compel someone to take an “out of competition” test when they are not currently licensed in that state.

    I realize Overeem may be a special case since he had stipulations in place from his prior license (due to the AWOL / missed test) that subjected him to random testing over a certain period of time. But how can they force Mir, dos Santos, Nelson… to take a test? Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but the licensing process for UFC 146 hasn’t started yet and won’t start for another month or so (when requests go in). What would happen if a fighter who is not currently licensed and had not yet submitted a request for license, refused to take the test? I don’t see any legal way they could hold that against the fighter.

    An aside, why does Overeem need to request that the “B” sample be tested? Testing the “split” or “B” sample would seem to be the next logical step for the commission to take in order to verify an infraction had occurred. Unless this is their way to save money and or get a fighter to confirm the initial test results are correct (basically admitting he used a banned substance).

    The NSAC better have all their ducks in a row and their paperwork (test procedures, signatures, initials, chain of custody…) better be tighter than Dick’s hatband because I’m willing to bet Overeem gets lawyer’d up and fights this thing.

  • Nepal

    Hmmmm….

    Murr or Fedor, Murr or Fedor???

    Yeah, ok, I’ll go with the rest of you and say Fedor.

  • SHORT_BUS

    Since they can’t fine or suspend him they’ll likely deny him a license IF he applies for one (I don’t think he will apply if the “split” / “B” sample comes back dirty). But how long could they hold this test against him. What if he applies for a license in Nevada 6, 9, 12… months from now? What does he have to do to overcome the positive test and get licensed in Nevada in the future.

    Also, since he won’t be under any sort of disciplinary action from the NSAC (as long as he doesn’t apply for a license and get denied), I would assume he’s free to fight in other states / countries.

    This is an odd set of circumstances with a lot of wiggle room for Overeem.

  • SHORT_BUS

    If the “B” sample comes back positive he will not apply for a license. The only way they can impose a penalty/suspension is if he applies for a license. If he applies for a license they can deny his request and tell he can’t apply for another 6, 9, 12… months. Other states would likely recognize that sanction and honor it as well.

    If he doesn’t apply, they can’t do anything to him. This is just like Sonnen’s situation when the CSAC tried to hold a second set of hearings to lengthen his suspension only to realize his license had since expired and they no longer had authority over him.

    Overeem is free to fight in states other than Nevada. I would suggest not applying for a license in New Jersey, California, Ohio or any other state that has a full functioning, proactive commission any time soon though. Places like Texas who seem to be somewhat lax would be where I’d expect to see him fight next, although I doubt it will be any time soon. The brass at Zuffa knows how to play the game and giving him a fight right away would be kind of a slap in the face to the NSAC. Zuffa will probably put him on ice until things cool down.

  • Reverend Clint

    let the fight happen in texas… they dont give a fuck there

  • Blackula Jonez

    Word, Texas or some indian reservation where the only rule is: THERE ARE NO RULES.

     

    Gimme my promised title fight lol, but yeah add me to the “this is my shocked face” crowd. As long as the title fight isn’t scrapped I’m happy.

  • Letibleu

    waiting for horseman to comment

  • Jarman

    fuck around…..neither of those fights is worth it. Both squash matches, and I’m really not interested in murr getting ‘main even title fight camera and talk time’. I’d rather put a screwdriver in each ear and rinse my contacts in muriatic acid. fuck that guy. and fuck fedor too….as if it’d ever happen, or be worth the money M! would demand. any doubts as to how long fedor would last? under 3 minutes.

    I am fucking shocked. Overroid knew he was going to be randomly tested. knew he was going to be under a microscope. it’s beyond belief that he’d be stupid enough to even bother using, considering he’s shown the ability to test clean for a fight.

    Fucking ridiculous, that was a dream match up, i was really looking forward to it.

  • Reverend Clint

    im surprised overroids still uses… can he get any bigger? He is like those guys who just cant leave their car/truck alone and it ends up being a useless monstrosity.

  • agentsmith

    I realize Overeem may be a special case since he had stipulations in place from his prior license (due to the AWOL / missed test) that subjected him to random testing over a certain period of time. But how can they force Mir, dos Santos, Nelson… to take a test? Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but the licensing process for UFC 146 hasn’t started yet and won’t start for another month or so (when requests go in). What would happen if a fighter who is not currently licensed and had not yet submitted a request for license, refused to take the test? I don’t see any legal way they could hold that against the fighter.

    The fighting license isn’t per fight, it’s like a driver’s license and has to be renewed yearly I believe.  So as long as you’re licensed in Nevada, part of the deal is tests at the NSAC’s discretion, whether it’s “in competition” or not.  They just haven’t typically done “out of competition” testing until now.  They hold all the cards, so if you refuse to submit to the test, they can just not approve the fight and you’re fucked.

    The thing in this case is that technically Overeem wasn’t licensened, since he had only a conditional license from back in December that’s apparently now expired.  Since the fight is only 7 weeks away, he was already cutting it close again.  Technically he’s not suspended, but he has to explain himself at a hearing, and they can and probably will refuse to license him again for a year, which of course is in effect the same as a suspension.

    Too bad he doesn’t have a TRT prescription or he’d probably be free and clear, cause that’s not the same as juicing, right?  Right?

  • glassjawsh

    Maybe I’m mistaken but wasn’t his lisence for the lesnar fight conditional on passing THIS drug test? If so he could potentially have screwed himself out of 2 fights.

    ugh

    what a dick nacho

  • scissors61

    Horse meat is loaded in testosterone – let’s not pull out our “jump to conclusions mat” yet…

    MMAMania’s reporting that Overeem’s A Sample had a test ratio of 14:1. The legal limit is 6:1. I’ll just go get that mat out of the closet.

  • Reverend Clint

    diego sanchez has an insane/sane ratio of 14:1

  • agentsmith

    Nick Diaz’s THC levels are 4:1 when compared to weed itself.

  • Spicoli

    Give the fight to Brendan Schaub.

  • Reverend Clint

    maybe all that litigation got his testosterone levels all crazy

  • FiveBoltMain

    Marquadt got shit canned for ruining a VS main event. So it’s safe to say that Overeem gets canned for fucking up one of the biggest fights of the year.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    im surprised overroids still uses… can he get any bigger

    The human body can’t sustain muscle mass if it can’t put it on naturally.  Test/roids are needed as long as you want to maintain it.

  • Reverend Clint

    oh interesting… good point.

     

  • CAP

    Reem just took a horse sized dump on this card.

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