Audio: Bas Rutten rips Alistair Overeem for getting 'caught on steroids' and having a 'glass jaw'

The entire interview is worth a listen, but skip to 102:35 to hear his specific critique of "Demolition Man."

"When I talk about this, people are gonna say like 'Aww he's a hater because he left Golden Glory' and it's not. I always said it. It's like when I said he had a glass jaw, people go like 'Aww he's just saying that.' I said look at his record dude. Look at his record between 2005 and 2007. Shit I think he got knocked out like five times ... He got caught on steroids, then he got tested the next time he couldn't use and he lost. His testosterone I heard, read on the internet, I'm just saying that it doesn't have to be true but it was out there in the news everywhere, he had a level of One hundred and sixty. So now Nevada says, well that means with prior usage you can't fight in Nevada anymore. And I think it maybe did something to him mentally, I don't know. His last fight he fought good again. I thought in his last fight he used power but not as much power against Mir. He was always very careful, you know, not to run out of gas, he went the full distance, he looked really good all the three rounds. He doesn't throw as hard anymore but he doesn't need to because he has that power. But coming back from getting knocked out a couple of times, it's a hard one for him you know, and if he can come back, this was just, people were complaining that he didn't finish Mir. But you have to understand if you get knocked out three times in a row it does something to you mentally, you know, so he played a very smart game. He came in, he said 'I'm gonna win this fight, will get my confidence back and now I'm gonna go to the next fight.' And now next fight were gonna see what he's made of."

I think it's safe to say mixed martial arts (MMA) icon Bas Rutten and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Alistair Overeem won't be exchanging holiday cards this year, especially after "El Guapo" dropped a bomb on "Demolition Man" during his segment with Submission Radio (via Bloody Elbow). Rutten and Overeem have a history dating back several years and things took a turn for the worse when "The Reem" had a falling out with Golden Glory (see what Bas accused him of here). The former PRIDE commentator's "glass jaw" critique is nothing new either, having predicted Overeem would crumble in his 2012 fight against Junior dos Santos -- one that never came to be -- because the hulking Dutchman was popped for elevated testosterone, which just gave Rutten more ammunition for which to fire. Is it time to take the high road? Or is all fair in love and MMA podcasts?

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