Earlier today (Wed., April 4, 2012), word broke that Alistair Overeem had tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone after he was administered a surprise drug test at a UFC 146 press conference. "The Reem" is scheduled to meet Junior dos Santos for the heavyweight championship on May 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now, the title fight and headliner for the promotion's annual Memorial Day weekend show is in jeopardy. Considering it's just over one month away, that's going to leave a lot of folks scrambling to fix this unfortunate situation.
That includes UFC President Dana White, who loves to say he wakes up and "has bad sh*t happen" to him on a daily basis. Today is no different.
But what was his reaction to the news?
White was on a conference call with Canadian media today when he heard of the news and his reaction is as expletive laden as you would think. Quotes via The Star Phoenix:
"I am beyond pissed about this. I'm so (expletive) mad right now I can't even begin ... How (expletive) stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who's using (performance-enhancing drugs) right now is an absolute (expletive) moron. It's beyond - what's the word I'm looking for - it's beyond belief. It's beyond comprehension. You're an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute (expletive) dummy. It goes beyond a guy have any common sense whatsoever."
White also said the worst part of the entire situation is that Overeem lied to him and Lorenzo Fertitta when he first signed with the UFC. "The Reem" assured his new bosses that he could pass any and all drug tests administered.
Pants on fire.
Perhaps the writing was already on the wall after Overeem was the centerpiece of a drug test fiasco prior to his Octagon debut against Brock Lesnar. He managed to get around it at the time but as they say, every criminal gets caught sooner or later.
Or something like that.
Regarding what the promotion will do now that it may have just lost its heavyweight championship headliner just over a month away from showtime, White told media members he "doesn't have a plan B."
Stay tuned, Maniacs.
For more on Overeem's drug test failure click here.