Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 7/8/12
As the old adage goes, “Time heals all wounds.” Regarding UFC president Dana White’s beef with former heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem (Pictured), so does a face-to-face apology. After Overeem flunked his pre-fight drug test to ruin his highly-anticipated shootout with champion Junior dos Santos, White bashed the controversial kickboxer for lying to his face. Although “The Demolition Man” had never flunked a drug screening, rumors regarding performance-enhancing abuse has circled around Overeem for the past several years. That’s why White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta pressed him on the subject prior to signing him to the UFC. Overeem assured them he would never produce a positive urinalysis. He went on to fail an exam after just one fight inside the Octagon. Although White said he wouldn’t fire Overeem over his mishap, which ultimately led to a nine-month suspension, he claimed to be out of the Overeem business. Any future conversations with the UFC would have to be ...
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