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Tuesday, 04/10/2012, 12:47 pm

The Voice | Overeem Hasn't Technically Cheated, Don't Crucify Him


By Lorenzo Luciano:
If you are an MMA fan, you are well aware of the news concerning Alistair Overeem and the accusation of a 14 to 1 testosterone level drug test result.

On “Inside MMA”, “The Voice” Michael Schiavello, let his opinion be known on the events that have transpired since the announcement of Overeem’s drug results during the past week.

Schiavello feels that perhaps Overeem has been judged too quickly and harshly, this is what he had to say on the matter;

“You know, while we’re talking about the subject, Kenny, I just wanna chime in here on a couple things that have been playing on my mind, the last week or so, since the news of Alistair (Overeem) broke. Alistair doesn’t have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), so how are they testing him in the first place when he doesn’t have a license with them? By what jurisdiction are they testing him? And ‘B,’ everyone seems to be hanging Alistair out to dry. They’ve been nailing him to the cross and crucifying him, but it’s still two months away from his fight. You know, he hasn’t technically cheated. Because, unless he pisses hot on the fight night, how could he possibly have cheated? There’s still an opportunity he can get from the 14:1 down to the allowed 6:1 level by fight time. But we’re calling him out as a cheat, two months out from a fight?”

Since the announcement of the drug results, the UFC has filed an application in Nevada on behalf of the “Demolition Man” for the fighter to obtain his fighter’s license. Which begs the question, the drug results don’t look good, but is there something we aren’t aware of yet?

What do you think about Schiavello’s comments? What about the UFC filing for a license on behalf of Overeem?

Check out Rogan, Schiavello, Rutten and More Debate The topic on page 2.

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