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Dana White “beyond pissed” about Alistair Overeem’s failed drug test

Anyone expecting UFC President Dana White to remain calm and collected in the wake of news surrounding heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem’s failed drug test has likely been living under a rock for the past few years. White, as passionate as any MMA fan, has never been one to bite his lip when he has an opinion to share and didn’t start with Overeem’s probably removal from a massively promoted main event in May.

“How f*cking stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who’s using right now is an absolute f*cking moron. It’s beyond, what’s the word I’m looking for, it’s beyond belief. It’s beyond comprehension. You’re an absolute moron, a brain dead absolute f*cking dummy. It goes beyond a guy having any common sense whatsoever,” said an animated White after learning about Overeem’s situation during a conference call with Canadian media (props to The Star Phoenix for the transcription).

“I am beyond pissed about this. The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us,” continued White, alluding to Overeem’s past promises pertaining to his suspected abuse of steroids. Overeem’s positive hit for drug use this week involved an elevated level of testosterone in his system.

“It doesn’t look good, does it? It doesn’t look good,” White concluded on Overeem’s future in the UFC.

Overeem still has an opportunity to clear his name by facing the NSAC with his “B” sample returning a negative result. No word has surfaced from the UFC relating to how the Dutchman’s UFC 146 fight with Junior dos Santos will be handled though Frank Mir has expressed his willingness to fill in on late notice if necessary.

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19 COMMENTS
  • JabCrossHook says:

    Dana why are you so fucking surprised you big dummy?

    Plenty of fighters use PEDs, many fighters have alluded to this numerous times including BJ Penn and Matt Serra. PED use is rampant and I actually said 6 months ago that once they have random pre fight tests people are going to start getting caught a lot more. Fighters that use PEDs used to get away with it because they cycle that shit, but now that there’s random prefight drug tests

    Oh man watch GSP the golden boy of MMA get caught, which I have a sneaking suspicion he is using PEDs.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I’m reading between the lines here: he’s mad they got caught, what the Hell does he care if they use and it doesn’t screw up his fight cards? Maybe there is a minimal amount of humanity behind the rant — as steroids are not without risks — but if this confounds him then I don’t know how someone that naive managed to make the UFC a viable business.

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  • MickeyC says:

    How long does he have to turn in the sample B. The fight is still a ways out. End of MAy right, thats 60 days. I’m not expert in PEDs, but you would think he could fluse before then.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Still, that would mean they’re somewhat condoning PED use. The intention, as I understand it, is to ensure fighters aren’t using, period, not just for training camp. (I could be wrong.)

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  • Angry Mike says:

    The way I read the article, White is mad about the PED’s, and also about Overeem lying to him. Nobody likes to feel like a chump, least of all White. Making your boss look like a fool is very bad for job security. If the boss looks the other way, it gives license to everybody else to act up.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Mike makes a good point. It would also explain Chael’s special treatment, if he gave Dana a heads up before-hand and didn’t get the main event scrapped. Or, rather, it wouldn’t shock me; I don’t think it’s a valid excuse.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    if jds gets pulled off the card whens the next title card?the ufc needs to put better cards together or this years not gonna be that great as far as ppv events im enjoying the fox fights but it seems harder to keep a card together these days. We need more fighters like koschek. He stays in shape, puts on a show,.and fights anytime with or without months to train.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    one and done.

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  • BiG BaD BuLL says:

    As I’ve said numerous times: I don’t condone the usage of anabolics, but you can’t take athletes of this caliber, push them day in and out, and expect it not to happen. The business (and I mean business, not company) knows all about usage in the athletes. They publicly abhor it, but throw the athletes a little wink when they pass the tests…At the end of the day, it’s good for business. What is a better/ more marketable figure: A flabby Tim Sylvia, or a chisled GSP. PED’s aren’t going anywhere, regardless of what sport you follow.

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  • adamsfamily says:

    Has anyone noticed the size increase of dana and Lorenzo in the last 5 years? good training,good steak and plenty of rest obviously

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Vince McMahon started that trend.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Dana needs to stop publicly insulting people. It will (already has) come back to bite him. There is absolutely nothing to be gained at all by calling a fighter a “fucking moron”. No wonder given the opportunity so many fighters have rebelled in the past. He is not as diplomatic as he should be. Whats wrong with saying “I cant understand why he would put his career at risk like this, he has let a lot of people down if his b sample comes back positive. I think he may have tainted his legacy for good. Using PEDs is cheating and cheats shouldnt be rewarded so we will have to wait for the b sample and then decide what is to be done.” Instead of calling him “a fucking moron”.

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  • JBAR says:

    While I do not always agree with him I prefer Dana’s style over the politically correct bullshit that spews from most public figures mouths. He calls it like he sees it and I have no problem with him calling a fucking moron a fucking moron.
    Logic, you used approx. 66 words (not going to double check my count) when only 5 were needed, He is a fucking moron. :)

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Its not bullshit to say it without saying fuck a dozen times and insulting anyone who does something you dont like in a little hissy fit. Its called being an adult. I hate false rubbish and spin but White is a clown and like I said there is nothing to be gained from publicly insulting fighters and a lot to lose.

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  • MCM says:

    “Its not bullshit to say it without saying fuck a dozen times and insulting anyone who does something you dont like in a little hissy fit. Its called being an adult.”

    Pot calling the kettle black? ;)

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Imaginary thumbs up MCM

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  • Rece Rock says:

    LOL

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  • JBAR says:

    The word fuck offends me less than a bunch of fake ass PC bullshit.

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  • Dufresne says:

    White is not, and has not claimed to be the best diplomat. He acts the same in front of the camera as he does when he’s just hanging out with friends. I met the guy in Vegas last year and it was like meeting a living TV character. He was 100% the exact same as he comes off on camera. Yeah, he could have worded it differently, but why should he? He’s made a ton of money by simply being himself. Why change it?

    And Overeem is a f*cking moron. NSAC flat out told him they’d be testing him before his next fight and he still pissed hot. There’s no other way to say it than “f*cking moron”.

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