Even the most casual UFC fan knows promotional president Dana White has a tendency to speak his mind even when his opinions are not necessarily in the best interest of the organization or other involved parties. As such, White has decided he won’t be sharing his thoughts on heavyweight Alistair Overeem until after the Dutchman faces the Nevada State Athletic Commission on April 24 to address allegations of testosterone abuse.
“We’re waiting to see what the Nevada State Athletic Commission (does). Just to address that real quick. I think I made myself pretty clear when this thing happened: I don’t have the temperament to talk about this. I will say things that you guys will love and I will hate next week,” explained White of Overeem at the post-event press conference for UFC on Fuel 2. White produced a profanity-laden rant when news of Overeem’s status originally broke, spewing venom at fighters who lack the intellect to avoid PED use.
“Everybody gets due process. Alistair Overeem will have his due process with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, we’ll see what happens and we’ll go from there. And, when it all goes down, somebody else will speak about this and not me,” White concluded on the matter.
The NSAC will decide whether or not to license Overeem when the two sides meet in a little more than a week. Chances are he will be denied though a legal loophole or extraordinarily convincing defense could flip the tables. If Overeem is not licensed he will be pulled from a title-fight with champion Junior dos Santos scheduled for May 26.
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