Alistair Overeem continues to repeat “I’m not on steroids” over and over and over again in the hopes that he’ll convince people:
“What I want to show the world is that I am a clean fighter, I’ll do these tests on my own. One test doesn’t say anything. If I do these tests every 3-4 weeks, then you prove to everyone that you are clean, the medical staff is observing you taking the test, so there’s no foul play involved. … What I’m hoping to achieve is that I can prove to the world that I am a clean fighter. I’m doing it for myself as well as for the fans. For me, myself, my fans, for the commission, I am a clean fighter.”
Color me skeptical here, but there’s a few questions left unanswered in this statement. Who’s doing the testing exactly? How are fans supposed to beleive they’ll actually be random? Or performed properly? After seeing Overeem’s last doctor, you’ll excuse me if I don’t have the highest regard for the medical staff in his employ.
If Overeem has spent the last several years hiding his juicing successfully, why should we be impressed if he hides it for another 5 months while knowing he’s going to be tested heavily during that period? Most experts don’t even have much faith that the standard commission urine test is all that effective at detecting the cutting edge sh*t being used by athletes today.
This is all assuming Overeem is a big roided up liar trying to trick us. And that’s the assumption I’m sticking to unless he announces the testing will be done by VADA and the random scheduling is handled by an equally trustworthy source. And even then, I’d be expecting to see him shrink mysteriously before our eyes. Or maybe he’ll coincidentally be on a plane to Holland the day he’s supposed to be tested. He’s pulled that kind of stuff before, repeatedly. But he’s totally a clean fighter.