Exactly 24 hours have passed since word broke regarding Alistair Overeem’s failed UFC 146 pre-fight drug test. Many have been waiting anxiously for heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (Pictured) to address the disappointing news about his impending opponent.
Unfortunately for fight fans, dos Santos didn’t have much to say when he finally broke his silence Thursday afternoon. However, the Brazilian confidently stated he’s never touched any performance-enhancing substances during his violent career.
“I am professional and I’m champion without ever having used anything for better performance when you guys see me fighting that’s really me,” dos Santos tweeted.
Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva all passed last week’s random drug exam. Overeem was the only heavyweight to fail after registering a Testosterone/Epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 14:1, which is more than double the legal limit permitted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Regarding what might be in store for the man that was to be mark his first title defense, 2Santos’ guess was just as good as ours.
“About what happened to Overeem I don’t know anything more than you guys know and for me It’s between him and the Nevada Athletic Commission,” dos Santos added. “I know a lot about me that’s it!”
Still no word on who will replace Overeem to challenge “Cigano” on May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena. However, former title holder Frank Mir has emerged as the early favorite to serve as substitute.