UFC 141: Alistair Overeem calls for more frequent drug testing in MMA

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Alistair Overeem will challenge Brock Lesnar in the main event of UFC 141 on Dec. 30, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And he'll do it with a conditional license.

That's because "Demolition Man" blew up the pre-fight drug test scheduled in advance of his "Sin City" throwdown, which he attributes to an absent-minded assistant.

After a hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) earlier this week, Overeem was presented with a new timetable to provide his manly specimen.

While he was filling his cup with Dutch lemonade, "The Reem" took the time to tell Yahoo! Sports that he doesn't have a problem with random, pre-fight drug testing -- he just wants it for everyone and not a select few.

"I'll be tested four times in three weeks this month, so after this, there cannot be any more doubts. 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. I cannot judge other fighters, though of course sometimes you have your suspicions. Do I think testing should be [done] more [frequently]? Yes, I do think it should be done more, but I think it should be applied to all athletes and not just a randomly select few."

Like his pasty-faced opponent at UFC 141, Overeem has long been the subject of a steroids debate, despite never failing a drug test. A majority of the finger pointing came after his move from light heavyweight, where he was a slim and trim 205-pounds during his PRIDE fight campaign.

What a difference a few years (and a few pallets of horse meat) makes.

The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion will undergo a battery of tests before and after UFC 141. If he passes them with flying colors (again), will the court of public opinion finally clear him of any wrongdoing? Or will it remain a constant that any muscular fighter, in the eyes of haters and couch potatoes, is "obviously juicing?"

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