So, would you like to hear the good news first or the bad news? Alistair Overeem (Pictured) has finally broken his nine-day silence after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. Unfortunately for curious minds wanting to know – nearly every MMA fans walking the face of the earth – the UFC heavyweight top contender declined to address his failed UFC 146 pre-fight drug test.
However, by the sound of things, it seems Overeem isn’t the least bit worried about missing his May 26th appointment with champion Junior dos Santos.
“I am bigger, I am stronger, I am better in the standup and I’m better on the ground,” Overeem stated on Spike TV’s MMAUncensoredLive. “So for me, I don’t think about what [dos Santos] is going to do to me. I think about what I am going to do to him, and I am only thinking about what I am going to do to him.
“I am going to be ready wherever the fight takes me. I do prefer to strike, I do prefer a knockout over a submission win, but I’m going to be ready for anything.”
Despite registering more than twice the legal limit for testosterone permitted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, “The Demolition Man” appeared convinced the board will rule in his favor when they meet on April 24th. As a matter of fact, that wasn’t the only area where Overeem exuded confidence.
“I’m gonna to get this guy, I’m going to beat him,” he added. “Nothing scares me … about Junior dos Santos. Everything he’s doing, I’ve all seen it before. I’ve all done it, I’ve all experienced it.
“There’s no fear, there’s only two things – trained and not trained and when I step in the Octagon May 26th I’m going to be trained.”
The UFC will not announce Overeem’s replacement until after this month’s hearing. If the NSAC doesn’t rule in the 31-year-old’s favor, many believe Frank Mir will serve as substitute.
UFC 146 takes place Memorial Day weekend inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.