UFC News: Alistair Overeem offers drug test failure explanation

Posted in: MMA / UFC News
Apr 23, 2012 - 12:47 PM

Alistair Overeem released a statement to explain why he failed his pre-UFC 146 drug screen. "I absolutely do not believe in, nor do I use performance-enhancing drugs," Overeem said. "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." To read the full statement, visit

Powell's POV: I really wish there were more athletes who would simply state that they made a mistake and were caught rather than going with excuses similar to this one. I'm not saying Overeem is lying, but I am saying that so many athletes using similar excuses makes them all look shady.

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