Overeem back on White's good side

by Ben Fowlkes | source: mmafighting.com

Following Saturday night’s UFC 148 press conference, White told reporters that Overeem, who tested positive for elevated testosterone levels following a surprise drug screening by the Nevada State Athletic Commission back in March, had come to the Las Vegas office to meet with company co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta. When White saw him, he said, he immediately went into his office and shut the door.

"And he went downstairs and waited for forty minutes until I called him upstairs, and then came into my office like a man," said White, who, just a couple months ago, insisted he was too upset with Overeem to even speak about him, much less to him. While White wouldn’t divulge exactly what the former top heavyweight contender had to say about his issues with the commission, it seems White liked what he heard.

"Nothing but respect for Alistair now," he said. "We all make mistakes and we all do stupid s--t. I say this all the time. It’s all in how you handle yourself after. He handled himself like a f---ing stud."

While it’s nice to be back on White’s good side, it doesn’t change Overeem’s current licensing situation. He’s stated a desire to fight on the UFC’s year-end card in Las Vegas, but can’t reapply for a license in Nevada until December.

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Toquinho site profile image  

7/11/12 1:51 PM by Toquinho

Overeem told is in the gym after talki g to lorenzo after the nsac hearing that he will most likely fight for the title on the NYE card with most likely meaning if the nsac provode the license (whoch they said they would if no positive tests occur) and if injuries do not mess up the timing.

kungfugrip site profile image  

7/11/12 10:41 AM by kungfugrip

it's a business and reem would make a big fight.Dana had issues with BJ and Tito, but they are always settled because it's good business. But as soon as there is no benefit, you are eliminated.That's business

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

7/11/12 10:39 AM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

This. Cain's "injuries" cannot possibly heal in time for this fight. Of course that's because the UFC has no real interest in trotting out Cain-JDS 2 and expecting fans to pay for it. How do you reasonably sell the casual fans on it?JDS' win was a fluke?Because if JDS is a bad ass, it means Cain got starched and you can't reasonably sell the rematch without Cain establishing a public desire to pay to see him fight for the title again. Overeem is the guy who retired Brock. Overeem vs JDS for New Year's card. They need the sales.

crazydave site profile image  

7/11/12 10:17 AM by crazydave

 PPV numbers are needed ... JDS v Uber will happen

valetudosuperfight site profile image  

7/11/12 9:22 AM by valetudosuperfight

Werdum should get the shot before OVereem. Wow, you put away a WWE guy great AND you couldn't even beat Werdum in the standup. Yeah, I wanna see you fight for the title alright.

epwar site profile image  

7/11/12 9:17 AM by epwar

What is this "we all make mistakes and we all do stupid shit" stuff?  Alistair said he didn't do anything wrong. ;-)  

Blunderhooks site profile image  

7/11/12 9:14 AM by Blunderhooks

Stop mincing your words and just tell us straight what you really think of him.

raoulDuke site profile image  

7/11/12 8:55 AM by raoulDuke

BLAF is such a pathetic little pudgy faggot

Humphrey site profile image  

7/11/12 5:57 AM by Humphrey

please, he was never on their bad site except his bust cost them a big ppv main. Dana doesn't care if these guys juice, he only cares if they get caught, which is displayed in that they NEVER test anyone internally. Though i can't imagine why they ever would.Overeem will be fighting in Jan for the title

Toquinho site profile image  

7/11/12 5:11 AM by Toquinho

WTF ... Stonepony hatin in an Overeem thread???Get a life bro hahahahah