Overeem: I looked Dana White in the eyes and apologized

source: mmamania

Alistair Overeem recently was interviewed on UFC-156-mma-antonio-silva/">ESPN 1100 about the failed drug test that led to his removal from the all heavyweight UFC 146, and a nine month suspension. When it initially happened, Overeem did not directly apologize to UFC President Dana White, but when he eventually did, things turned around.

"I never really dealt with Dana," said Overeem. "Just hello and goodbye, we never really spoke really. Of course there's a respect from my side and his side, a mutual respect but when this happened, the show has to go on. The show didn't go on and I took responsibility for it but we didn't speak.

"I was in Vegas, I was in a meeting at the UFC headquarters and I actually took the time to wait for him to finish with his business. I stepped into his office and took responsibility and I said it was my fault. I think for him hearing that directly out of my mouth and by looking each other in the eyes that was good, good for the relationship.

"That's what I would like to hear if my employees messed up, I would like to hear directly from them. I just told him that I messed up, the show has to go on, it didn't, I take responsibility, these are the steps that I've taken, these are the steps I'm going to take and he appreciated that.

"Immediately after I noticed a difference in his tone so I think that was the right thing to do."


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Kingfanpaul site profile image  

12/8/12 1:53 PM by Kingfanpaul

Reem: and I looked Dana White straight into his eyes.......                              

hubris site profile image  

12/8/12 1:44 PM by hubris

I hope he gets back to his roots of eating lot of stuff to get big

SamboMMA site profile image  

12/5/12 7:25 PM by SamboMMA

Would you prefer if he did like Barnett and deny it each time?

thefightphysician site profile image  

12/5/12 7:18 PM by thefightphysician

Just to clarify: anti-inflammatories are divided into steroids (hydrocortisone, dexamethasone efc) and non-steroidals (aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen etc). The steroids in reference here have potent anti-inflammatory effect via a different mechanism to the NSAIDS but please note that these are NOT anabolic steroids.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

12/5/12 5:49 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

He won't fail another drug test. He is far too important to the UFC.

The Cooler site profile image  

12/5/12 4:44 PM by The Cooler

lol that ain't why.It's cause he looks like Cabbage Patch Elvis and is too dynamic for anyone to handle.So jealously mixed with fear.

French Fries Malone site profile image  

12/5/12 4:28 PM by French Fries Malone

Serious lol!!

fightharder site profile image  

12/5/12 4:26 PM by fightharder

After he makes sweet PPV numbers Dana White will refer him to Sonnen doctor so he can get his steroids the legal way. Nobody cares anymore about the steroid use,you should really get over it as well. Or are you still kidding yourself into believing that most MMA fighters are not juicing in one way or another.

fightharder site profile image  

12/5/12 4:26 PM by fightharder

Anyways good for the Reem....   Hope he destroys Silva and finally gets that titleshot.

bhealthy site profile image  

12/5/12 4:14 PM by bhealthy

the apology was not sincere. HEEM is just after the gummy worms in dana's fanny pack