ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: UFC President Dana White speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
"Demolition Man" blew up the UFC 146 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card on May 26, 2012 after failing a surprise pre-fight drug test. While the former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champ blames his elevated testosterone on anti-inflammatory meds, he still needs to clear the air with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) at a hearing on April 24.
"I'm still angry. I'm not angry at the commission, the commission is doing their job. That's what they do. I sat down in a room with Alistair and he told me 'They can test me anytime they want, I'm the most tested athlete in all of sports.' We'll see what happens, I don't know (if he'll be cut). This isn't really my deal. I have not (talked to him personally) and I will not. When an athletic commission, whether its Nevada or New Jersey or whoever it is, suspends somebody or does whatever, denies them a license, we follow. We ran towards regulation, we wanna be regulated."
Hear more from White on his relationship with Overeem, including why he believes he can still do business with him, after the jump.
Reminder: Overeem is expected to appear in front of the NSAC tomorrow (April 24) in an effort to plead his case and pave the way for future licensing. Be sure to keep it locked in to MMAmania.com for our live blog and real-time updates of "The Reem's" hearing beginning at Noon ET.