Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Overeem blames positive test on anti-inflammatory medication.

After weeks of silence from the massive dutchman and his camp, Alistair Overeem has finely released a statement on the March 27th pre fight drug test that returned a testosterone-to-epitestosterone level of 14:1, put his license to fight in danger and forced his eventual removal from the UFC 146 main event.
I absolutely do not believe in, nor do I use performance-enhancing drugs. I am a clean fighter and I will do whatever it takes to prove this to everyone.

Prior to the UFC 146 press conference in March, I aggravated an old rib injury on my left side. My doctor prescribed, and I accepted, an anti-inflammatory medication that was mixed with testosterone. I was completely unaware that testosterone was one of the ingredients in the medication. Although I was unaware, I do realize it is my job to know what I am putting into my body.

I respect the Nevada Commissioners and Executive Director Keith Kizer and what they are doing to keep the sport of mixed martial arts regulated and safe for athletes. I look forward to working with them in the days and weeks ahead.
It's not much of an excuse but it's better then his last one, we'll get to see what the NSAC makes of it, this afternoon. For 360° coverage of the Alistair Overeem situation and UFC 146, stay tuned to ItsFightingStupid.ca

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