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    UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem Denies Steroids Responsible for Muscular Physique Transf

    UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem Denies Steroids Responsible for Muscular Physique Transformation
    By Millard Baker ~ source



    UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has frequently faced accusations of anabolic steroid use as the explanation for his dramatic transformation from a 205 pound middleweight to a 260 pound heavyweight mixed martial artist.

    Overeem has explained the muscular metamorphosis by telling Sports Illustrated that he has always been a behemoth heavyweight. He just avoided lifting weights and dieted severely so that he could suppress his body weight and compete at 205. When he stopped dieting and started eating he grew to his natural body weight of 260 pounds.

    “I was already a heavyweight basically…but I was still fighting at 205 [pounds], which meant dieting, and I couldn’t do strength and conditioning training,” according to Overeem.

    Overeem became subject to the Ultimate Fight Championship steroid testing rules when he signed a contract with the UFC on September 6, 2011. He was scheduled to meet Brock Lesnar as the main event card of UFC 141 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on December 30, 2011.

    This month, rumors surfaced that the UFC main event may have been cancelled due to a failed steroid test by Overeem. As it turns out, Overeem didn’t actually fail the anti-doping test. He never took it.

    Overeem was supposed to submit a urine sample on November 17, 2011. Instead, he left the United States for his home country of The Netherlands – presumably to care for his ailing, cancer-striken mother – after buying a plane ticket less than 48 hours earlier.

    He tried to submit a blood test (via his personal physician in Amsterdam) on November 23, 2011. It was rejected. A urine sample was required, not a blood sample.

    He tried to submit a urine sample (again via his personal physician) on December 7, 2011. It was rejected. The sample acquisition needed to be performed by independent anti-doping personnel.

    Of course, the UFC isn’t the Olympics and they don’t need to follow the super-stringent doping rules set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) called Overeem for an “investigation” and determined there was no harm done. The NSAC seemed to blame Overeem’s assistant, Collin Lam, for the failure to comply with the required testing procedure. The NSAC hearing has been described as a farce by some observers.

    Overeem simply needed to submit a urine sample as soon as possible at a NSAC-designated testing location in order to make things right. It didn’t matter that it was over three weeks late. The NSAC would go ahead and grant him a conditional license to fight Lesnar at UFC 141.

    Overeem finally provided an acceptable sample on December 13, 2011 when he flew to London (from the Netherlands) specifically to satisfy the NSAC requirements. The results are pending.

    “I’ll be tested four times in three weeks this month, so after this, there cannot be any more doubts,” Overeem said the day following the steroid test. “The thing is, I’ve fought in the States before and every time I got tested, I’ve never tested positive. So I don’t where all [the speculation about steroid use] is coming from. I’m too focused on my career, and I don’t really pay attention to these messages.”

    The suspicions of steroid use by Overeem were already strong due to the appearance of his physique. The latest drug testing gaffe has only made matters worse when it comes to the public perception of Overeem as a steroid user.

    Source:
    Cofield, S. (December 12, 2011). Lesnar vs. Overeem still on! NSAC grills ‘The Reem’ over tardy drug test, but grants a conditional license. Retrieved from http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cag...-grills-The-Re

    Fowlkes, B. (December 14, 2011). Alistair Overeem’s uneasy road. Retrieved from Alistair Overeem takes*hard road to fight*Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 - Ben Fowlkes - SI.com
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    he went from sagat to zangief over night

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    Better late than never ...lol
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    I'm not surprised by this. All the top athletes do this, they conveniently "miss" a test when they know they're gonna fail it. theres usually no big punishment for missing a test.

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    aas use makes better fighter and fight

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    I'm all for aas in MMA, heavyweights only though. Because unlike smaller weight divisions, it's mostly a slug fest and aas makes for much better hits haha

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    they should all be on a gram of test and halo prefight should be mandatory

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    they should open an olympics that allows any and all forms of performance enhancements. that would make the playing field even because everyone could do it... and see where our genetic potential can take us. how high we could jump, fast we could run, much we could lift, fast we could swim, ect ect. pushing the human bodies to a new level lol. that would be interesting and awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    Overeem has explained the muscular metamorphosis by telling Sports Illustrated that he has always been a behemoth heavyweight. He just avoided lifting weights and dieted severely so that he could suppress his body weight and compete at 205. When he stopped dieting and started eating he grew to his natural body weight of 260 pounds.

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    I have several mma fights, most at 185, then I turned 37, did two minimal cycles of test at 250 mg a week. Now I have to cut to make 205. It doenst take much if you work HARD and run a simple cycle. To many athletes think cycling will do most the of work, I believe in a quote someone made that said, 60% training, 30% diet and 10% cycle. Very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhwest View Post
    I believe in a quote someone made that said, 60% training, 30% diet and 10% cycle. Very true.
    I've always heard 80% diet, 15% training, 5% gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank View Post
    they should open an olympics that allows any and all forms of performance enhancements. that would make the playing field even because everyone could do it... and see where our genetic potential can take us. how high we could jump, fast we could run, much we could lift, fast we could swim, ect ect. pushing the human bodies to a new level lol. that would be interesting and awesome!
    That would truly be interesting! Imagine the possibilities...

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    yeh right. 60lbs worth of dieting my ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank View Post
    they should open an olympics that allows any and all forms of performance enhancements. that would make the playing field even because everyone could do it... and see where our genetic potential can take us. how high we could jump, fast we could run, much we could lift, fast we could swim, ect ect. pushing the human bodies to a new level lol. that would be interesting and awesome!


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