Alistair Overeem was banned for nine months.
That doesn't mean the UFC heavyweight contender didn't brutalize anybody inside of an octagon after he ran afoul of Nevada's doping policy.
"I hurt all of them," Overeem said of his sparring partners. "I crushed their souls."
Overeem -- who takes on Antonio Silva at UFC 156 in Las Vegas on Saturday -- may have been half-joking, but there was a lot of truth behind it. Mario Sperry, his coach with the Blackzilians camp in Boca Raton, Fla., said Overeem dinged the 15 or so fighters he trained with since the Dutch Muay Thai specialist arrived at the gym in March.
"I would say probably all of them got injured in one way or another," Sperry said. "There were some guys he sparred with who didn"t come back for a week or two. He knocked out a few guys who couldn"t come back for a day or so. Pretty much everybody got hurt, including me."
Overeem has fought just once in the last 18 months and that bout took all of two minutes, 26 seconds. It wa...