Ten days is clearly not enough time to cool down UFC president Dana White. Exactly 10 days have passed since the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed Alistair Overeem had flunked his pre-fight drug test and White is still fuming that “The Demolition Man” slammed the UFC between a rock and a hard place.
“Anybody who’s using [performance-enhancing drugs] right now is an absolute [expletive] moron,” White stated (among many other things) minutes after news broke on Overeem. “You’re an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute [expletive] dummy.”
While his verbiage wasn’t nearly as aggressive during Saturday’s “UFC on FUEL TV 2” post-fight press conference, White wasn’t exactly acting like Overeem’s BFF. White also isn’t holding his breath for the NSAC to grant the former Strikeforce champ his fight license when Overeem pleads his case on April 24th.
“We’re waiting for the Nevada State Athletic Commission to address that,” White said of Overeem’s predicament. “I think I made myself pretty clear when this thing happened. I don’t have the temperament to talk about this. I will say things that you guys will love and I will hate next week.
“So let me just say this, everybody gets due process. Alistair Overeem will have his due process with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. We’ll see what happens and we’ll go from there. And when it all goes down, somebody else will speak about this, not me.”
Despite registering more than twice the legal limit for testosterone permitted by the NSAC, Overeem appears confident he’ll still be able to challenge heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos for his crown at UFC 146. Many believe the chiseled 31-year-old might attempt to play the Testosterone Replacement Therapy card when he meets with the commission.
UFC 146 takes place May 26th inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The organization will announce who will headline the show opposite dos Santos after the NSAC renders its decision.