Alistair Overeem breaks silence, confident he will fight Junior dos Santos at UFC 146

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sparky
4/13/12 11:33:08AM
Embattled Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight number one contender Alistair Overeem, who put his UFC 146 headliner opposite Junior dos Santos in jeopardy after failing a pre-fight drug test, has finally broken his silence.

But "Demolition Man" has (still) refused to address his upcoming hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), scheduled for April 24, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Instead, Overeem broke down his gameplan for his championship fight against "Cigano," (still) scheduled for May 26 at "Sin City's" MGM Grand Garden Casino (until we hear otherwise).

Perhaps "The Reem" knows something we don't?

Check out the transcript from the Dutch striker (via Caged Insider), who was a guest on last night's edition of Spike TV's "MMA Uncensored Live," after the jump.



"I am bigger, I am stronger, I am better in the stand-up and I'm better on the ground. So for me, I don't think about what he 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 ... I'm going to get this guy, I'm going to beat him. Nothing scares me about Junior dos Santos. Everything he's doing, I've seen it before. I'm not worried about it, I've experienced it all. There's no fear, there's only two things - trained and untrained and when I step into the Octagon on May 26 I'm going to be trained."


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TeamDEY
4/13/12 12:00:22PM
Obviously Reem is bigger and stronger than Dos Santos... thats what steroids do.
Pskinner_mma314
4/13/12 12:16:45PM
This is one of them "you're talkin the talk, you better walk the walk" situations.

The only thing that I keep thinkin is, say his sample B passes and he actually manages to beat JDS. Won't matter how many times he defends and pisses clean, even if its for the rest of his career, random or not, that ONE incident will taint his name for life.

We'll see what happens.
grappler0000
4/13/12 12:55:08PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

This is one of them "you're talkin the talk, you better walk the walk" situations.

The only thing that I keep thinkin is, say his sample B passes and he actually manages to beat JDS. Won't matter how many times he defends and pisses clean, even if its for the rest of his career, random or not, that ONE incident will taint his name for life.

We'll see what happens.



I don't know that it will taint him for life. Even guys that don't get it overturned are able to move on from it. Vitor and Royce are a couple of examples. If he was cleared, we'd forget about it as soon as he shows us a another beautiful KO.
airkerma
4/13/12 1:11:55PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Pskinner_mma314

This is one of them "you're talkin the talk, you better walk the walk" situations.

The only thing that I keep thinkin is, say his sample B passes and he actually manages to beat JDS. Won't matter how many times he defends and pisses clean, even if its for the rest of his career, random or not, that ONE incident will taint his name for life.

We'll see what happens.



I don't know that it will taint him for life. Even guys that don't get it overturned are able to move on from it. Vitor and Royce are a couple of examples. If he was cleared, we'd forget about it as soon as he shows us a another beautiful KO.


People will surely mention the positive test, but people will look past it if he either gives a great fight and loses or he flat wins. Look at Chael P., he's fighting for the title AGAIN and he had a failed test at the time of the last fight. If he doesn't screw up this title fight people will get over it, they just want a good show.
Chael_Sonnen
4/13/12 1:21:51PM
Riddle me this Uber.....how does your head get larger from consuming horse meat

Barry Bonds wants to know that as well.
TeamDEY
4/13/12 3:52:20PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Riddle me this Uber.....how does your head get larger from consuming horse meat

Barry Bonds wants to know that as well.



Ask Chael.
prozacnation1978
4/13/12 6:22:15PM
I dont even know if i wanna see reem fight for title now cause if he wins it will have a big asterisk by it and he may just wind up getting stripped of title anyway
State_Champ
4/13/12 6:49:28PM
I still want to see JDS vs Overeem, but only if JDS wins.
Although, I know JDS said it wouldn't be fair for the Reem to fight him now. I think I'll side with JDS despite my wish to see this fight.
prophecy033
4/13/12 6:57:44PM
I could care less if they fight for the belt, I just wanna see Overeem and JDS square off
jay98107
4/13/12 10:04:21PM

Posted by Pskinner_mma314

This is one of them "you're talkin the talk, you better walk the walk" situations.

The only thing that I keep thinkin is, say his sample B passes and he actually manages to beat JDS. Won't matter how many times he defends and pisses clean, even if its for the rest of his career, random or not, that ONE incident will taint his name for life.

We'll see what happens.



I don't think it would damage him that much permanently under that circumstance, considering how many people we're already suspicious of him. I can tell you right now, every time Chris Leben wins I don't automatically call bullshit.
Sir_Karl
4/14/12 2:45:51AM
I would give the edge to JDS in this one. I think Overeem, Overrated, Overoids or whatever his name is...is letting his mouth write a check that his ass may not be able to cash. I hope JDS knocks his ass out and knocks him down a few pegs. Overeem is a drama queen.
postman
4/14/12 12:46:29PM
It amazes me how misinformed people are about Roids HGH and the like. Barry Bonds still had to make contact with those baseballs and Nothing he put in his body gave him that ability. Reem still has to go to the gym hours on end working the mitts, bags etc. Do they make you stronger yes but you still need to push the weight to grow. Its not like the guy takes a shot and is the Hulk over night. All the health hazzards are way over blow as well. No one ever says you know these guys go to the gym and spar at a level none of us have ever experainced. The contact they take in the gym is greater then most peoples worst street fight. This is a daily thing for them. I'm not going to fault a guy for doing what he needs to do to keep that level of training. The idea that there isn't a level playing field is bull if you ask me. You still have to train.
crushedbacon
4/14/12 5:11:28PM

Posted by postman

It amazes me how misinformed people are about Roids HGH and the like. Barry Bonds still had to make contact with those baseballs and Nothing he put in his body gave him that ability. Reem still has to go to the gym hours on end working the mitts, bags etc. Do they make you stronger yes but you still need to push the weight to grow. Its not like the guy takes a shot and is the Hulk over night. All the health hazzards are way over blow as well. No one ever says you know these guys go to the gym and spar at a level none of us have ever experainced. The contact they take in the gym is greater then most peoples worst street fight. This is a daily thing for them. I'm not going to fault a guy for doing what he needs to do to keep that level of training. The idea that there isn't a level playing field is bull if you ask me. You still have to train.



Well I don't think anybody is saying Bonds and his use of PED's was improving his swing and hand/eye coordination. But it was surely giving him artificially enhanced power and a lot of those balls he wasn't hitting flush, that would normally be fly-ball outs, were sailing out of the yard. Not only that, he also had an enhanced ability to physically recover, which other clean athletes did not have. Allowing him to stay fresher over the grueling schedule.... both are current advantages Reem has over his clean opponents which any rational person would conclude as completely unfair. And yeah I'm sure all the health risks that have been correlated to PED use such as liver issues, heart and circulatory problems, psychiatric disorders, gland enlargements etc are all overblown and nothing to be concerned bout....
Bottom Line...The use of PED's is a competitive advantage, alongside a personal health risk and if you can't see that it creates an unfair training environment leading to an unfair competition then I'm not sure what else could be said.
postman
4/14/12 5:31:16PM

Posted by crushedbacon


Posted by postman

It amazes me how misinformed people are about Roids HGH and the like. Barry Bonds still had to make contact with those baseballs and Nothing he put in his body gave him that ability. Reem still has to go to the gym hours on end working the mitts, bags etc. Do they make you stronger yes but you still need to push the weight to grow. Its not like the guy takes a shot and is the Hulk over night. All the health hazzards are way over blow as well. No one ever says you know these guys go to the gym and spar at a level none of us have ever experainced. The contact they take in the gym is greater then most peoples worst street fight. This is a daily thing for them. I'm not going to fault a guy for doing what he needs to do to keep that level of training. The idea that there isn't a level playing field is bull if you ask me. You still have to train.



Well I don't think anybody is saying Bonds and his use of PED's was improving his swing and hand/eye coordination. But it was surely giving him artificially enhanced power and a lot of those balls he wasn't hitting flush, that would normally be fly-ball outs, were sailing out of the yard. Not only that, he also had an enhanced ability to physically recover, which other clean athletes did not have. Allowing him to stay fresher over the grueling schedule.... both are current advantages Reem has over his clean opponents which any rational person would conclude as completely unfair. And yeah I'm sure all the health risks that have been correlated to PED use such as liver issues, heart and circulatory problems, psychiatric disorders, gland enlargements etc are all overblown and nothing to be concerned bout....
Bottom Line...The use of PED's is a competitive advantage, alongside a personal health risk and if you can't see that it creates an unfair training environment leading to an unfair competition then I'm not sure what else could be said.


Over use of ped cause the health risks. If used properly the health risks are minimal. You are right the will help you increase power if you go put in the work. They also help you heal quicker. Seems to me that it is stupid not to take them if your a pro athlete.
Manak
4/14/12 10:08:57PM

Posted by postman


Posted by crushedbacon


Posted by postman

It amazes me how misinformed people are about Roids HGH and the like. Barry Bonds still had to make contact with those baseballs and Nothing he put in his body gave him that ability. Reem still has to go to the gym hours on end working the mitts, bags etc. Do they make you stronger yes but you still need to push the weight to grow. Its not like the guy takes a shot and is the Hulk over night. All the health hazzards are way over blow as well. No one ever says you know these guys go to the gym and spar at a level none of us have ever experainced. The contact they take in the gym is greater then most peoples worst street fight. This is a daily thing for them. I'm not going to fault a guy for doing what he needs to do to keep that level of training. The idea that there isn't a level playing field is bull if you ask me. You still have to train.



Well I don't think anybody is saying Bonds and his use of PED's was improving his swing and hand/eye coordination. But it was surely giving him artificially enhanced power and a lot of those balls he wasn't hitting flush, that would normally be fly-ball outs, were sailing out of the yard. Not only that, he also had an enhanced ability to physically recover, which other clean athletes did not have. Allowing him to stay fresher over the grueling schedule.... both are current advantages Reem has over his clean opponents which any rational person would conclude as completely unfair. And yeah I'm sure all the health risks that have been correlated to PED use such as liver issues, heart and circulatory problems, psychiatric disorders, gland enlargements etc are all overblown and nothing to be concerned bout....
Bottom Line...The use of PED's is a competitive advantage, alongside a personal health risk and if you can't see that it creates an unfair training environment leading to an unfair competition then I'm not sure what else could be said.


Over use of ped cause the health risks. If used properly the health risks are minimal. You are right the will help you increase power if you go put in the work. They also help you heal quicker. Seems to me that it is stupid not to take them if your a pro athlete.



when using PED with a doctors supervision, they actually healthily and help save lives. but being that we are human, that is not enough for most ppl so they abuse them. As far as the issue, Overeem only had high T, he did not test positive for banned substances not to mention tyne appeal hearing and sample B are still unknown.. yes he could being using a form of PED but there are still a lot of unknowns to brand him a steroid users because he looks the part, if thats the case then most pro athletes look the part. they muscle we don't have.. hence why they are pro athletes. if it is later determined that overeem is using then yes he was cheating by the rules set in place. rules are rules so if you break them you cheated. if you wanna use them then from my point of view go for it, if you get caught then sucks to be you. as far as i am concerned the greatest athletes ever weren't user so it doesn't make legend in my eyes.. Ali, jordan, gretzky, montana, not to mention most hall of famers weren't users, yes i know they could have used at some point but it was never an issue in their career so why speculate. But like I said since they are rules in place for PED, then if you break them it is on you. But i am with Postman on this, PEDs didn't teach him the liver kick that put brock down or make him go to the gym to do the squats to create the power in his legs. I just want to see what happens at appeal court to see how this all falls into place.


I don't know why but there seems to be a very huge cloud that blocks people from actually doing research to have knowledge on what PEDs. Roids, HGH, and Testosterone are. there is more then just saying that dude is a roiding meathead.
lll-lll
4/15/12 6:32:11PM
He is not passing sample B. I think what's his name said it only happened once, and even that was for a partial sample, the rest of that test stilll got the person suspended after they dropped some of the results.

It will taint him for life because he is a poster boy for the stuff. Plus he acted like a tool the last fight. It has been clear to everyone he was using for quite a while. People who deny and lie get the worse scrutiny, just look at baseball.
prophecy033
4/15/12 6:33:44PM
If you cheat and get caught, its your own damn fault. I wish people didn't feel they needed to but that's human nature. We always try to get a leg up on the next guy
lll-lll
4/15/12 7:28:48PM
First of all steroid guru, lets be real here. You are on here defending steroids on a thread about a guy who is CLEARLY ABUSING THEM! You do not get looking like Overeem unless you are abusing them. Especially in the short amount of time he pulled it off. I back this statement up by pointing out that he cant even get off them damn things without getting caught. Another major sign that he is ABUSING THEM. So all of your garbage about how steroids are this and aren't that is a moot point because Overeem is abusing them.

Secondly there are major healthy risks when you abuse them to the point that Overeem does. Your cardiovascular system is not made to take the kind of strain these abusers are putting on them.

Also steroids are addictive, anything like this can be addictive. It doesn't have to have an addictive agent to make it addictive. People get addictied to the feeling, the way they look, or the advantage they feel it gives them just like they would to gambling. Once you establish the addictive nature, you realize that abuse is likely in many users. Abuse is almost always prevalent in addictions. SO don't give me that properly used crap.

As far as putting in the training garbage you spew. How do you know who is training hard and who isn't. You think roiders train harder than anyone else? Most fighters, especially in big camps or big names, are training their asses off. Look at the work the guys in Jackson's camp do for example. Look at how well conditioned the TUF guys come in now compared to years ago. Today's MMA athletes put in tons of training. The only true difference between training with steroids and training without them is results. The roider (especially abusers) will get major results from his training compared to the average fighter in training who isn't using them. Should they all have to abuse roids, and there by endanger their lives, to be on Overeem's level?
Pookie
4/16/12 12:27:35AM

Posted by lll-lll
People who deny and lie get the worse scrutiny, just look at baseball.



But the incentive for lying is way greater than telling the truth. Just look at Franca - Sherk. Both suspended for steroids in the same fight. Franca admitted to it and got a year. Sherk said he didn't take steroids and got his sentence reduced to 6 months.

No one in their right mind would admit to it, when you get in more trouble than if you lied. The system will continuously breed lies.

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