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Alistair Overeem, five other fighters pass Strikeforce drug testing for 'Heavy Artillery'


"The Reem" is clean.

At least so says Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.

First reported by Loretta Hunt, Strikeforce has since confirmed the test results with

Six of the ten fighters from the "Heavy Artillery" main card who were tested for anabolic steroids passed a urinalysis administered by an independent local laboratory contracted by Strikeforce after the pre-fight weigh-ins. Those fighters include the aforementioned Overeem, Antonio Silva, Joey Villasenor, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante and Antwain Britt.

Results for Brett Rogers, Andrei Arlovski, Roger Gracie, and Kevin Randleman are still pending.

Speculation of the event's pre and post-fight drug testing surfaced in the weeks leading up to the event as the Missouri Office of Athletics announced it would only administer random drug testing for the event, potentially leaving some doubt as to whether Overeem would indeed be tested.

"When the commission here said they'd only be random testing, I didn't want there to be an ounce of doubt and have all these critics say, ‘Ah, Alistair didn't get tested, Feijao didn't get tested,'" Coker told

So there you have it, the critics have been silenced... for the time being anyway. Though haters are gonna hate, any Alistair naysayers out there want to make amends for their pre-fight "Demolition Man" dissing?

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