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Avoid the Roid: Fedor questions Overeem's weight game; calls for 'clean' tournament fighters


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"Alistair Overeem is a great fighter. He is very strong and is a very serious fighter. Lately he has won a K-1 tournament, as well. The only question I have [is] how he managed to gain 20 kilos of weight in such a short period of time. But frankly speaking I don't care, if he passes [the] drug tests successfully. I completely agree with Vadim regarding the idea that all the fights have to be very honest, and all the sportsmen have to be clean and they have to work under equal conditions. It's not a secret nowadays that a lot of sportsmen use drugs trying to increase their strength, their speed. I think the fight has to be honest."

Strikeforce heavyweight attraction Fedor Emelianenko wants the secret to Alistair Overeem's "massive" success after "Demolition Man" packed on the pounds over the past few years. "The Last Emperor" has to get through Antonio Silva this Saturday night (Feb. 12) on Showtime and could, at some point, face the Strikeforce heavyweight champion if he too is successful in the quarterfinals of the promotion's upcoming grand prix. If Overeem continues to test clean for banned substances, will the finger pointing eventually stop? Or is it just our nature to see a muscular frame and cry "steroids!" Sound off, Maniacs.

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