Nobody likes a liar, and you can put UFC president Dana White (Pictured) at the top of that list. Although the Nevada State Athletic Commission ruled Tuesday Alistair Overeem can reapply for his fight license as early as December 27th, White is still uncertain if the controversial heavyweight’s next scrap will be inside his Octagon.
“Well, I wasn’t very optimistic about his chances,” White told The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday of Overeem’s odds with the NSAC. “I didn’t think things were going to turn out very well for him. Nine months? Nine months was about as bad as I thought it was going to be. I thought he’d get a year. Easily a year.”
When asked if White was buying Overeem’s argument that he didn’t know the anti-inflammatory medication he was medically prescribed would cause him to flunk his surprise drug test, White said the veteran should have revealed the medication he had injected himself with to the NSAC prior to submitting his urinalysis.
“Here’s the rules, if that’s the case, if he was on anti-inflammatory meds, or whatever the deal was, you’re supposed to disclose that to the commission before you get any drug tests,” White flatly stated. “Whatever medicine you’re on, you’re supposed to tell them before you test. Not after you test.”
Although the former top contender could return to action before the year is out, White is unsure if it will be under the UFC’s banner because he’s still irate over Overeem’s boldfaced lies.
“I’m not a fan. I’m not a fan at all. You’re not going to hear me today on your radio show defending Alistar Overeem, believe me,” White expressed. “Before he went in there [with the commission], he sat down at a lunch with me and my partner, looked us in the face and said, ‘I’m the most tested athlete in all of sports. They can test me whenever they want to.’ Well, he flew in for the press conference, they tested him and now he’s on a nine-month suspension.
“I know he lied to me. I don’t like it. You sit down and you have these guys that you do business with, ‘Say, listen. Be honest with me. What’s going on here? Let’s figure out how we can work together and how we can do business together,’ and they still sit in front of you and lie to your face. I don’t know, not the type of guys I want to do business with.”
Overeem was slated to challenge Junior dos Santos for his 265-pound crown at UFC 146. “The Demolition Man” has since been replaced by Frank Mir.