Alistair Overeem har inte pratat mycket sedan han blev påkommen med att ha ett för högt testosteron till epitestosteronvärde, nu förklarar han läget i en intervju.
Detta säger han till ”UFC Tonight” om varför han stannade utanför medialjuset efter det att NSAC drog in hans licens:
When I had the positive test result, I didn’t know why that was and I didn’t want to talk about something that I didn’t know about. By the time we researched it, I had just gotten out of this situation in front of the commission. To avoid, if we were going to do all the questions which come from the media, that’s not going to solve the situation, especially if you didn’t know where it comes from or what you’re talking about.
I didn’t think that was the right thing to do. So we decided to do research, stay quiet, when we did have the research done we went in front of the commission and we explained our side of the story.
De pratade även om varför han hade så höga värden och detta var vad han svarade:
Like I explained in front of the commission, this was due to medication I received from a licensed doctor, due to injury. This caused a spike in my T-E ratio, and, yeah, I did it, took responsibility for it, stepped away from a title fight, and now I’m slowly building up the confidence with the commission by doing random tests, monthly tests, to show that I am a clean fighter, this is my to prove that I am legit.
Vi skrev tidigare om att Overeem frivilligt låtit sig testas efter händelsen, för att bevisa att han är ren. Detta är något han ämnar fortsätta med, så här säger han:
What I want to show the world is that I am a clean fighter, I’ll do these tests on my own. One test doesn’t say anything. If I do these tests every 3-4 weeks, then you prove to everyone that you are clean, the medical staff is observing you taking the test, so there’s no foul play involved. … What I’m hoping to acheive is that I can prove to the world that I ama clean fighter. I’m doing it for myself as well as for the fans. For me, myself, my fans, for the commission, I am a clean fighter.