On March 27, after a press conference in Las Vegas about UFC 146, six of the MMA fighters were subjected to unannounced tests for drugs. They were tested for both illegal drugs and, more importantly for their sport, performance-enhancing drugs.
On April 4, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) confirmed that UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem tested positive for elevated testosterone.
Yesterday, in a conference call with the Canadian media, UFC President Dana White gave his thoughts on the situation. Dana's never at a loss for words, and he says what he feels. Behold this amazing nugget from the call:
|"I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so (expletive) mad right now I can’t even begin. How (expletive) stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who’s using (performance-enhancing drugs) right now is an absolute (expletive) moron. It’s beyond - what’s the word I’m looking for - it’s beyond belief. It’s beyond comprehension. You’re an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute (expletive) dummy."|
Yep, he's not going to mince words. I have to agree with him, especially when you read the background story and realize that Overeem should have been expecting this drug test.
You can read more about White's comments, and see more of his rant here.