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Alistair Overeem NSAC hearing set for April 24, UFC 146 main event decision comes after

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Earlier today, it was reported that UFC President Dana White has already decided to keep the Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez fight intact as a main card showcase at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That seemed like an interesting decision considering the circumstances.

Those circumstances include Alistair Overeem having failed a surprise drug test at a press conference and throwing his main event match-up against Junior dos Santos into doubt. The situation is murky in the sense that Overeem can't be suspended because he hasn't actually been licensed for the heavyweight title fight over the Memorial Day weekend.


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Post #1   4/8/12 9:07:53AM   

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The suspense is killing me

Post #2   4/8/12 9:15:55AM   

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I feel somewhat vindicated. Before I knew the rules on fighter bashing, I made a comment about Overeem and enhancement, but stated it as fact not opinion and got a one week ban. That ban still stands out everytime i log in, because the warning was never removed from my profile and the bright red letters always lead me to think its brand new. I used to be seriously opposed to cheating with enhancers because many sports stars are role models to me, even though athlete' s are not as good of role models as some other public figures. It is hard to like something and than find out it was fake, but it seems that making a good living is always more important to sports than the fans admiration. The salary of a fighter depends on winning at all costs, unfortunately performance is overlooked for victory. The UFC is not a national high school or college championship, where the players want to be the best for a goal, pride and glory, pro sports are for money, and maybe if they got paid more, and got to stick around after losing in a great performance, the glory would come back.

Post #3   4/8/12 11:52:05AM   

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does testosterone improve performance, or just replace chemicals that roids stripped away? Some say the latter, but on the radio the testosterone - gel, and others replacement therapy claims to improve muscles, raise activity sex drive motivation


This is too bad atleast Mir didn't test positive, I think he wants to be the best he can be for fans, but who knows, maybe everyone is on them and possibly the brass could be supporting this by providing doctors and direction to fighters?

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Testosterone is a steroid.

Post #5   4/8/12 12:38:42PM   

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I wouldn't add "the fans" into it. He does it for himself and the money/fame that comes with it. He knew a test was coming and didn't or couldn't stop himself. He made the commission mad and it doesn't take a genius to know they are coming for you.

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I can't wait that long.

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Posted by lll-lll

I wouldn't add "the fans" into it. He does it for himself and the money/fame that comes with it. He knew a test was coming and didn't or couldn't stop himself. He made the commission mad and it doesn't take a genius to know they are coming for you.




I see you don't understand the word surprise. In this context it means he did not know the test was coming.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I can't wait that long.


Me either. I would also think JDS would be opponent can't wait that long either. If Reem doesn't get cleared, the replacement fighter is going to have a very short time to train for JDS

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Posted by airkerma


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I can't wait that long.


Me either. I would also think JDS would be opponent can't wait that long either. If Reem doesn't get cleared, the replacement fighter is going to have a very short time to train for JDS



My guess is that the UFC has already reached out to a fighter or three and let them know to be ready just in case. At least I hope that's what they did.

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Posted by cowcatcher


Posted by airkerma


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I can't wait that long.


Me either. I would also think JDS would be opponent can't wait that long either. If Reem doesn't get cleared, the replacement fighter is going to have a very short time to train for JDS



My guess is that the UFC has already reached out to a fighter or three and let them know to be ready just in case. At least I hope that's what they did.



The longer they wait, the more concerned I am that this PPV won't be worth the money if they slap something together.

Post #11   4/9/12 5:51:29PM