Alistair Overeem is set to appear before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on April 24, 2012, to explain his elevated testosterone levels.
"Actually, no one in MMA was surprised. I guess it's impossible to get that big naturally. No one expected it (random drug test), I guess that's what happened. I don't know when he stops taking it, I don't know how these things happen and how he doesn't not to get caught, but it was a surprise (test)".
-- Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum tells Tatame that he, or anyone else in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) for that matter, is not surprised at the outcome of Alistair Overeem's random drug test, which showed "The Reem's" testosterone levels to be off the charts. As Chael Sonnen recently stated, "The Reem" didn't technically test positive for any banned substance, but rather his T-to-E ratio was off, which is not illegal (according to him). Werdum, who has faced the former K-1 kickboxing champion twice before, winning the first fight at PRIDE Total Elimination Absolute in 2006, and losing the rematch at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum last June, begs to differ. Though "Vai Cavalo" stopped short of accusing Overeem of taking any steroids or performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), he does say it is surprising that he hadn't been caught sooner, which leaves little room to argue that he indeed does believe "The Reem" is on some sort of PED. What's your opinion on the matter, or would you just rather wait until April 24, 2012, to see what exactly the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) uncovers at Overeem's hearing?