“You’re an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute fu*king dummy.”
That was the reaction from UFC president Dana White when he learned today that Alistair Overeem had failed a random drug.
The test was administered last week when representatives of the Nevada State Athletic Commission arrived unannounced at the UFC 146 pre-event press conference which Overeem was attending.
“I am beyond pissed about this. I’m so fu*king mad right now I can’t even begin… The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us,” White fumed.
With the amount of fighters being caught out recently for using performance-enhancing or recreational drugs, White thinks anyone still pursuing either of those interests needs their head examined.
“How fu*king stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who’s using [performance-enhancing drugs] right now is an absolute fu*king moron,” he snapped.
“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 fu*king dummy. It goes beyond a guy have any common sense whatsoever.”
Asked what the plan for the UFC would be if Overeem is unable to explain the test away, thus cancelling his UFC 146 title fight with Junior Dos Santos, White admitted he had nothing but a blank sheet. “There is no Plan B,” he sighed.
Overeem’s failed test was announced by NSAC executive Keith Kizer today. At the same time, Kizer said that the Dutchman would need to appear before an NSAC committee if he wanted licensing for UFC 146. If he does appear, he can demand that his B-sample be tested. Should it come back negative all will be well; if it does not, or if he doesn’t demand it be tested, he will be license-denied.