Yesterday we learned that UFC heavyweight fighter, Alistair Overeem had failed his random drug screening due to elevated levels of testosterone and today the Nevada State Athletic Commission received conclusive proof that his T/E ratio was in fact 14-to-1.
Should we REALLY be surprised by this?
The dude looks like some artist at Marvel Comics drew a guy who was genetically engineered to fuck your girlfriend.
Anyways, I digress….
The average ratio for a male is a 1-to-1 ratio however the NSAC, for precautionary reasons, have their limit set at a six-to-1 ratio for fear of penalizing an athlete who may natural produce higher testosterone than the average man.
Kizer indicated that with such a high level that there is likely some foul play going on with Overeem’s “Dietary Supplements.”
Alistair Overeem was set to fight UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos for the UFC’s heavyweight title at UFC 146. However according to reports he has yet to apply for a license to fight and he has yet to respond to the failed drug screening.
At this point Overeem has just two basic options.
Option 1 is to fight the results and request that a second sample be tested, dispute any findings and try to get a license to fight his scheduled opponent.
Option 2 is to keep silent, as he has done for the past two days, and do nothing.
Which one will he choose? Only time will tell.
Everyone around the sport is already throwing him out with the trash because of years of “speculation” about just how it was he made the transition from so-so, waif-thin light heavyweight fewer than 10 years ago to enormous heavyweight juggernaut with the body of Greek god and an 11 fight win streak.
In addition, this positive test sheds unflattering light on the two and a half years he spent padding his record overseas after beating Paul Buentello for the Strikeforce heavyweight title in 2007. It makes the “misunderstanding” regarding drug testing for his UFC debut in December look awfully shady. It even raises questions about the legitimacy of his win over Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, when he fought in Nevada under a “conditional license” pending further testing.
After years of rumor and innuendo, after a bunch of tough talk about how “they can test me all they want … I will prove everyone wrong,” failing a drug test is pretty much Overeem’s cross to bear.
Other fighters rehabilitated their images after drug testing irregularities: Chris Leben did it; Nate Marquardt is in the process of doing it; maybe Thiago Silva has a chance. That option might not exist for Overeem.
Though I find it odd that the UFC hypes the shit out of that loudmouth douche bag
Fail Chael Sonnen, letting him represent them on ESPN when he himself had his own steroids moment relating to a title fight. (Seriously Fail? You’re a cheat, a money launderer AND a snitch who got himself a juicy probation deal for turning state’s evidence against your partners? The trifecta of imperfecta for manhood imo…)
Is that a double standard I see?
No matter which direction this goes, it’s gonna be interesting to watch it play out.