Despite rumors of steroid use, heavyweight Alistair Overeem had never failed a drug test until an elevated T:E ratio brought on by testosterone use was discovered in the months leading up to a 2012 title-fight with UFC champion Junior dos Santos. After some time on the shelf, Overeem’s license is expected to be reinstated at the end of this month, opening the door for him to return to the ring in February and face Antonio Silva to cement his claim as top contender.
While Dos Santos is okay with facing Overeem at some point regardless of his checkered past, JDS believes “The Demolition Man” is a cheater in general, bending the rules before even before getting busted.
“His results in (past) fights, we can’t take that very serious because he failed in the drug test, so it’s not good for him. For sure before he failed his test, he was using something illegal too.”
“Overeem is a pretty good fighter, but he’s starting to talk a lot of sh*t now. It’s not good for the sport. It’s not good for him because nobody wants to see a champion like this, saying the stupid things that he’s saying.”
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