UFC President Dana White has finally spoken out on Alistair Overeem’s situation after keeping his opinions closely-guarded prior to this week’s NSAC hearing. Overeem, as many know already, faced Nevada’s regulatory board after testing positive for an elevated level of testosterone and was denied licensure until December 27, 2012 as a result despite arguing he’d only taken a substance prescribed to him by his doctor.
“Whatever medicine you’re on, you’re supposed to tell them before you test, not after you test,” said White on The Jim Rome Show of Overeem’s attempt to explain away the testosterone with an excuse about anti-inflammatories. “I’m not a fan. I’m not a fan at all. You’re not gonna hear me today on your radio show defending Alistair Overeem, believe me.”
“I know he lied to me,” the outspoken executive continued, referring to a conversation he’d had with Overeem where he denied the possibility of any illegal drug use. “I don’t like it. You know, you sit down and you have these guys that you do business with and you say, ‘Listen, be honest with me. What’s going on here? Let’s figure out how we can work together and how we can do business together.’ And if they’ll sit in front of you and lie to your face? I don’t know, not the kind of guys I want to do business with.”
While White did not outright say he would release the UFC heavyweight based on his behavior it appears the possibility is more prevalent than ever before.
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