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Quote of the Day: Overeem Doesn’t Have Time to Talk About No Stinkin’ Steroid Allegations


(“So do they make horse jerky, too?”)

During today’s UFC 141 conference call, Alistair Overeem was asked to address the steroid allegations that have plagued him for most of his career and have intensified since his latest incident with NSAC, in which the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion failed to submit to a pre-fight drug testing when requested by the Nevada commission. His answer to the question was basically the same reason why he turned in his urine and blood samples more than two weeks late for his upcoming December 30 bout with Brock Lesnar: he’s simply too busy to deal with them.

“Everybody has a right to ask whatever they want and I have a right to respond or to ignore. The thing is, I’m very busy with my career — it’s not only just training, it’s a lot of other stuff on top of it, which is assembling the team, PR, doing all these interviews — so I’m very occupied with that,” Overeem explained matter-of-factly. “I simply don’t have the time to get into all these allegations. Usually they’re done over [the] Internet, [by] people I don’t even know and have never even met.”

Lesnar is sympathetic to Alistair’s plight.

“I’ve been dealing with the same accusations my whole life. Being part of the spotlight and being I guess with the Internet and everything these days – and being social media and everybody knows everything – it’s part of the lifestyle,” Lesnar explained. “It comes with the territory. I’ve been used to it for many years now.”

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Wallly- December 21, 2011 at 7:21 am
@Teilatulitooth You are the fuckin troll around here.
Get Off Me- December 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm
@ArmFarmer
re:Overeem's performance vs Arona

I was fortunate enough to live in Japan during the glory days of Pride. Shogun stole part of Overeem's soul about a year before the Reem fought Arona. Overeem was not exactly a 205r nobody, but he just couldn't get over, kinda like a Thiago Alves, got beat by the top of the division but could beat the rest with the occasional hiccup. I also remember around that time Overeem was doing the big cuts to get to 205 and I think right after Arona, Shogun almost killed Overeem and scared him up to HW for good.
Overeem and Lesnar are in the same boat right now, this fight will be huge and must go at this point.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 20, 2011 at 2:41 pm
@ Mediumrare
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Fighters should not have to inject poison in their veins to be competitive in the sport they chose to espouse. Period.
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Do I spend my nights worrying about it? No dude, i don't. But standing up for cheating self-harming behavior by men kids and others look up to does make you a douchebag buddy.
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Do you think having no principles makes you one of the cool kids? Grow up.
RwilsonR- December 20, 2011 at 11:29 am
@ ArmFarmer - it was a long time ago, but if I remember correctly, Overeem wasn't injured, he just didn't like Arona's leg kicks. I think he said somethng about his leg going numb. It was a strange ending.
ArmFarmer- December 20, 2011 at 11:22 am
LMFA omg, I just watched overeem vs kharitinov.. how pathetic. If Overeem doesn't smash lesnar in the 1st round he is done. Overeem's absence of gas tank and heart may be his undoing. If Lesnar puts him on his back early, he'll be looking for a way out by the 2nd round.
mcw89138- December 20, 2011 at 11:15 am
Overeem pasted his various drug tests in Strikeforce, and bloody elbow is now reporting his recent test results are clean. Has Overeem ever failed a drug test? Shouldn't we at least give the benefit of the doubt to a guy who consistently provides specimens so clean and pure that Machida and Marquez would get into a bidding war over them at auction?
ArmFarmer- December 20, 2011 at 11:00 am
Off topic but.. does anyone know what the deal was with overeem vs arona? I just watched that fight (slow day at work), and overeem tapped to strikes when he wasn't in danger of being finished. Injury, or just no heart? Judging by his old fights, he's lacking in the heart department. He looks like one of those fighters that's a beast as long as it's going his way, then folds under the slightest pressure. Thoughts?
ArmFarmer- December 20, 2011 at 10:58 am
Oh no, I never said I gave a shit, just that I thought that all of the evidence points to Alistair is using. I never said it bothered me. I'd prefer a level playing field, but I'm psyched for Lesnar vs Overeem big time, and the peds don't change that.
Xanderschultz- December 20, 2011 at 10:17 am
Never said I didn't like them because they are big. I like Shaq. He's huge. I like Julius Peppers. He's much bigger. I even like Reem. He is juicing though guys. It's not that he got big, his physical build changed. He was skinny. My step brother fights at AKA. He was 150. He has rolled with some of the best guys in the world for 5 years and hits the weights like a maniac (350+ bench). You know how much he weighs now? 160. Because that's how big of a guy he is. His build doesn't change. He doesnt go from Kobe to Lou Ferigno He probably lost 10 of fat and gained 20 of muscle, but that's just how big the guy is when he's in great shape.
MediumRare- December 20, 2011 at 10:11 am
@ArmFarmer: I, for one, am not arguing these guys don't use steroids. Of course they do.
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But who gives a fuck? Really. Who gives a fuck?
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And if you do, why? You really are that concerned for another grown man's liver?
MediumRare- December 20, 2011 at 10:09 am
@TeilaTuliTooth: sports are meant to be healthy? Are you 12?
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We're talking about guys beating the crap out of each other! There's nothing healthy about that.
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Drop this pretense of being concerned for anyone's health. Only those that share your childish notions of what sport should be would buy your self-righteous hand-wringing.
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Remember Pride? No testing, fighters juiced out of their minds. And no one died.
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Get the fuck over yourself. They're grown men.
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And reread macreadysshack's posts. For your own good.
ArmFarmer- December 20, 2011 at 10:01 am
If you read this whole comments thread, the one's making the "you just don't like big guys cuz you're small and you have napoleon complex!!" accusations sound the most juvenile and insecure out of the entire bunch. Why don't you make a valid case for your argument, rather than fabricating nonsense about people you have never met? Someone give me a reasonable explanation for Overeem being a skinny, mediocre light heavyweight that was no stranger to getting smashed, and then blowing up to an unstoppable monster of a hw.. and avoiding fighting in places where drug testing is required.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 20, 2011 at 9:41 am
either roids are legal or their not.
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sports are meant to be healthy. roids are not. They are thus immoral and should be rooted out.
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They are not rooted out for monetary reasons alone, fuck the health of the fighters, who end up with raisin balls, needing T- replacement therapy, bypasses at 50 and gelatin bodies at 60, like Flair and Scwarzenneger.
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How anyone can defend this state of affairs is beyond me.
macreadysshack- December 20, 2011 at 9:29 am
I've trained both ON Testosterone Replacement Therapy and OFF. The marginal advantages are worth it to pro athletes but wouldn't be worth it to an ammy or a regular guy training unless it is likely that they are going to be in fights regularly (Police/Soldiers/Fighters/Coaches). There are going to be juice head guys at every gym who never fight. There are going to be guys who do WAY too much. The thing is, if you over-do it, you are NOT going to make yourself a better fighter. Guys that are heavy juicers like Overeem and Sherk are already GREAT fighters and they found the amount of roids that would help them for their styles. If they took more, they would suck more. I think Overeem actually went a little too far. He's backing off now and I hope his cardio is improved because of it.
macreadysshack- December 20, 2011 at 9:22 am
Lol - there are some defensive scared little men in this comments section. Did somebody call Medium Rare at troll? Haha, what a bunch of daisies. Whoever said, 'we wouldn't have a fight like this without PEDs' hit the nail on the head. I wish there was a natural league and an 'open' league but there isn't and there never will be. Roids aren't going anywhere. And, the most important thing is that ROIDS DONT MAKE SOMEONE A GOOD FIGHTER. You take even a middling fighter from my gym and put him (or her, lol) on the mat with a roid monster that's never trained and that guy is screwed. Do you guys realize how much hard work is involved in training for MMA and how LITTLE steroids actually usually help? They do help with recovery and that's a big deal but our WEIGHT-CLASSES take care of the rest. At least enough for me.
intercept440- December 20, 2011 at 9:22 am
i think theve both rhoided out a time or two. that being said ya cant prove nuthing until one of them gets busted.
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see its kinda like going to court. your supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.
but we really know is your guilty till your proven innocent.
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i just want to see them punch each other in the face for my entertainment.
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the end.
macreadysshack- December 20, 2011 at 9:12 am
I only read Medium Rare's comment and that's all I need to read.
ArmFarmer- December 20, 2011 at 8:38 am
I might not think you guys were complete assholes.. if we were only basing these allegations purely off of physical appearance. Unfortunately, that is not the case. We are looking at things like Overeem holding the sf title for almost 3 years without a single defense, all the while competing in Japan where no drug testing is done. He has a history of avoiding the states and fighting where drug testing is non existant and ped abuse runs rampant. Now that he's finally fighting for the ufc, he's "too busy" to take a drug test, and puts it off for 2 weeks. The drastic change in body type, going from a beanpole 205r to one of the biggest hw's in the sport. The fact that he was getting finished in 1st and 2nd rounds at 205, then all of a sudden blew up and became an unstoppable hw. I mean, come on guys. Take his nuts off of your eyes for a sec. I don't know why I bother.. it's obvious alty is just some highschool goober trolling the internet.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 20, 2011 at 7:04 am
alty71, come talk to me when your balls drop. I don't do trolls. Bye bye.
alty71- December 20, 2011 at 6:22 am
@wallly
you would pick lesnar you worm... the reem has this shit. he's gonna punch or kick lesnar after a failed take down attempt,this will cause the lesnar turtle dance but this time he gets ko'ed.... lesnar won't get cut cause he has to many nut huggers so don't worry he will be around for mir to beat then probably go fight bobby lashley after he loses to the come back kid.
alty71- December 20, 2011 at 6:15 am
@TeilaTuliTooth

are you actually comparing 1940's athletes with today's? your fucked buddy, they are far more superior athletes. Especially because he was skinny? really? you obviously are not an athlete... I bet you try tho right ???? ya thats good bud... your one of those "little men" who just can't do sports, man it's cool.... that kinda shit is for people who can play what ever sport and be good at it. sometimes people have good genetics they can just do that shit with lots of training and the right diets and programs.

your little jot note shits pretty fuckin dumb too. no one gives a shit about ken shamrock or your urge to laugh at him...everyone does.....and your not a pro fighter so why even throw that in there?
TeilaTuliTooth- December 20, 2011 at 5:40 am
Shane Carwin anyone?
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Also, Ken Shamrock. i always get the urge to laugh so hard whenever i run across an old-timey Ken-Sham Pic...
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He looks so fucking ridiculous. He takes the prize for most unnatural MMA body ever, for my money.
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If i were a professional MMA fighter i would be fucking pissed at being forced to shoot poison in my veins to be competitive in my "sport".
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Only in America is so little attention paid to PED's. In Europe for example the controls are waaaay tighter across all sports. It's regulatory capture all day long.
TeilaTuliTooth- December 20, 2011 at 5:29 am
for the trolls that started dissing the "little men"
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just look at old pictures of mister universe and mister olympia from the 1940's. They never got this big. Ever.
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enough said, they 'roid, period. creatine and sweat only get you so far.
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Especially Overeem, he used to be sooooooo fucking skinny. Ridiculous. Since it happens to be illegal, and its a "sport", they should be fucking busted and disqualified.
Xanderschultz- December 20, 2011 at 2:20 am
I think Reem roids because he went from normal face and body and fighting at 205 to being a huge heavyweight with a giant face. Yes there are some NFL dudes that look like Alistair, but they didn't weigh 205 four years ago. Your build doesn't change like that after your early twenties. And I think Brock roided at one point because he was a pro wrestler and it's just part of the game, seems like. But if I had to bet the house on just one, Alistair is my boy.
XENOPHON- December 20, 2011 at 12:32 am
Does anyone here thing Drano is as she says...
"It was what we( all the smart people) all knew it was……"
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Which smart people are you thinking your aligned with at around here? I know more than just a few people posting here would like to know who your referring too?
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