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Alistair Overeem Unfazed by Allegations

Written by Tom Ngo
December 27th, 2011
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Strikeforce Heavyweight Champ Alistair Overeem

Despite never failing a drug test, Alistair Overeem (Pictured) has been forced to answer the same questions regarding his overly-chiseled physique for the past several years. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champ raised additional eyebrows when he missed his UFC 141 pre-fight drug exam in order to hop a plane and tend to his ailing mother in Holland.

“The Demolition Man” has no qualms with addressing the accusations in face-to-face conversations, but just don’t be a keyboard warrior about it.

“Everybody has a right to ask whatever they want, and I have a right not to respond,” Overeem stated. “I’m very busy with my career. It’s not like I’m just training. A lot of other stuff comes on top of it with the team, PR, all these interviews.

“I don’t have time to get into all these allegations. Usually they’re done on the Internet, from people that I don’t even know and have never even met. If people would come up to me and have a discussion about it, I’d explain my side of the story and deal with it. But the Internet comments, I don’t have time to get into all that.”

What he does have time to get into is his highly-anticipated UFC debut, which happens to be a top contender blockbuster against Brock Lesnar. The 265-pounders collide this Friday inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“It’s a dream match not only for myself, but for the fans as well,” Overeem said of fighting the UFC’s former king. “If I do dwell on the prospect a little bit, style wise it’s an excellent fight – striker vs. striker. He’s got a knockout in both hands.

“Looking at the type of fighter I am and the type of fighter Brock is, we’re aggressive. We’re fighters and we want to finish fights. I don’t see it going past the first or the second round.”

Either Overeem or Lesnar will earn first dibs at Junior dos Santos’ freshly-minted hardware with a win on Friday.

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