Dos Santos | It's Disrespectful to MMA And Unfair To Let Overeem Fight
By Jamie McAllister:
“I am a fighter and will be there to fight, but it is sure to be a disrespect to MMA and how serious is this sport. This will also be unfair, it will be unfair to me. I’ve never used these devices to gain strength. I think the right would do blood tests on fighters as is done in the Olympics, not the urine, since the blood is easier to detect these illegal substances. We want to know who the best really. No use to be the best liar. Being a world champion making false use of a lot of drugs, that’s not being champion. I can clearly say that I am the champion without ever having the use of any illegal artifice in order to get there. I favor more rigorous tests to assess whether someone is doped. It has to be a clean sport and these tests should occur more surprises. If Overeem is more aggressive and stronger the more he will resist blows and it will be difficult for me. If I lose will be unfair. He will not have fought better than I have fought doped.”
Some hard hitting comments from the UFC Heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos who chooses not to talk too much before fights he also goes on to question how legitimate Overeems past has been in terms of winning titles. As well as giving former champion Cain Velasquez credit for still being the biggest threat to his crown.
“I find it curious he won three belts without ever having been caught doping in right away and ends up being caught in the UFC. It would be a good challenge for me, but my biggest challenge I went for the title against Cain. He is the most outstanding and would be a great challenge for me. The Overeem would be a good challenge, but it would be my biggest challenge. He fails the fitness and speed. He frightens the uninitiated, but who knows what being a fighter knows he would not be my most difficult opponent. We always say that the next challenge will be more difficult to prepare even more, but do not think Overeem would be my biggest challenge.”
These comments beg the question if Overeem & Dos Santos went ahead and had the title bout and Overeem came out on top how would you as a fan see it as a tainted victory as a man who used PED’S to get to the top of his sport ? Or would you recognise him as the true king in Heavyweight MMA ?