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Alistair Overeem has broken his silence for the first time since the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced earlier this month that he failed a pre-UFC 146 drug test.

http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc/2012/4/23/2968534/alistair-overeem-explains-why-he-failed-pre-ufc-146-drug-test

Post #1   4/23/12 9:36:59AM   

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Wish he would specify the anti-inflammatory which caused such high T levels.

I would think that sharing as much information as possible about the situation would help to prove the truth of his statement.

Also, it might be nice for other athletes to know that they ought to be wary of this mystery medication.

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tired of fighters saying they had no clue whats in there supplements or medicine or w.e thats your job do it

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Must be a pretty bad doctor not to discuss the benefits/side effects of steroidal vs non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prior to prescribing them.

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What a terrible excuse. Thought he would have come up with better

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Posted by grappler0000

Must be a pretty bad doctor not to discuss the benefits/side effects of steroidal vs non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prior to prescribing them.

What kind of Doctor gives a know athlete a steroidal anti-inflammatory?

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Posted by grappler0000

Must be a pretty bad doctor not to discuss the benefits/side effects of steroidal vs non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prior to prescribing them.



This.....

It's known as informed consent. Every time a Doctor/Physician conducts a procedure or prescribes medication, they are supposed to go over the advantages and disadvantages of having it, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of not having it.

It's law here in the states, idk about anywhere else.

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Smells fishy.

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For an old rib injury? hahaha. Im sure when they stuck that needle in his ass he didn't know what was in it either.

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LoL the man wasnt busted for Roids I think everyone needs to actually pay attention to the situation instead of bashing a fighter for something he hasnt done.

The R33M haters get funnier and funnier everytime a new topic is added about him

" 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" NOT STEROIDS

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs interact with testosterone glucuronidation

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How many anti-inflammatory steroids are actually anabolic?
From what I've herd most actually hurt muscle growth rather than promote it.

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I have heard these excuses before in every sport so i am not taking much out of this. i really wanna see how the appeal process goes as am a big reem fan so hopefully he clears this up


"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."

at least he man'ed up somewhat saying he should have known what he was putting into his body. just sux if this is the truth cause overeem should know better being a top flight athlete and know everything going into his body in this era of sports

but on a side note, how many ppl have gone to the docs and be prescribed something and knew to the tee what it was??? i guessing no one, ppl trust doctors enough that they don't questions them when told a way to fix their problem. it is logic though, why question the guy who is trying to fix and has been trained years to do so. but like grappler0000 & Pskinner_mma314 said why didn't the doc tell him this could give you high T

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He should have taken an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) instead of corticosteroids... He may not know what was in it, but when you see the word "steroid" in your prescription - heads-up! lol

The doctor should have known all this. I mean I'm assuming he's not going to a walk-in clinic for something like this. But who knows - maybe they didn't know he was a pro-fighter or thought to ask - I mean who would have guessed just by looking at him, right?

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Posted by Pskinner_mma314


Posted by grappler0000

Must be a pretty bad doctor not to discuss the benefits/side effects of steroidal vs non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prior to prescribing them.



This.....

It's known as informed consent. Every time a Doctor/Physician conducts a procedure or prescribes medication, they are supposed to go over the advantages and disadvantages of having it, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of not having it.

It's law here in the states, idk about anywhere else.



I pretty much have never in my memory have had a doctor give me the run down of what a drug will do to myself or my son. When it comes to my kid I always ask myself on the other hand I usually just take whatever they give me.

I have been a corner in both Pro and Amature MMA fights I have fought in Kickboxing and done some sub grappling as well. I can not tell you how many fighters I have talked to that are on PED's. All of my information is on fighters in PA, Ohio and Wv so maybe its just in these states but I highly doubt it. They just all cycle them so they are clean before a fight. The timing of this test is the only reason he was caught. He is the only fighter who has to be sujected to these standards. The entire Hunt to stop PED's in sports is stupid.

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Posted by postman


Posted by Pskinner_mma314


Posted by grappler0000

Must be a pretty bad doctor not to discuss the benefits/side effects of steroidal vs non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prior to prescribing them.



This.....

It's known as informed consent. Every time a Doctor/Physician conducts a procedure or prescribes medication, they are supposed to go over the advantages and disadvantages of having it, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of not having it.

It's law here in the states, idk about anywhere else.



I pretty much have never in my memory have had a doctor give me the run down of what a drug will do to myself or my son. When it comes to my kid I always ask myself on the other hand I usually just take whatever they give me.

I have been a corner in both Pro and Amature MMA fights I have fought in Kickboxing and done some sub grappling as well. I can not tell you how many fighters I have talked to that are on PED's. All of my information is on fighters in PA, Ohio and Wv so maybe its just in these states but I highly doubt it. They just all cycle them so they are clean before a fight. The timing of this test is the only reason he was caught. He is the only fighter who has to be sujected to these standards. The entire Hunt to stop PED's in sports is stupid.



Its very true that most of the time Doc's won't go over the ins and outs of what they are giving, unless it's majorly serious.. And yes, most people trust them enough to just let them give it to them without questioning it. Working in the medical field, i see this all the time.
For example:

I give childrens vaccines on a daily basis, ya know for the major diseases (Polio, Mumps, Measles, Hepatitis A & B, Meningitis etc.) and one of the things we have to give parents is a pamphlet giving all the information about the vaccine their child is getting.....most of them don't even take it out of the exam room.

Overeem very well could have done the same thing most people do, but at the same time, he does have also what's known as Professional Responsibility. Basically Overeem, your in the spotlight as a world class fighter in the biggest organization, and you're big as FUCK....know what your taking, ask the Doc, by law, he has to tell you.

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