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4/12/12 10:51 PM
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Let's move out of the Overeem bubble for a second to see how this affects other people. First and foremost, there is Dos Santos, the classy and clean champion who has no idea who he will be fighting on May 26. Then, there are fans interested in buying tickets who aren't quite sure what they'll see when they arrive in Las Vegas. Then, there are the few fighters who may be in line to possibly step in and face Dos Santos. And finally, there is the UFC, who cannot promote one of their biggest events of the year because they are in a holding pattern.

Admittedly, at this point, it is a problem of the UFC's choosing. They could pull Overeem out of the fight if they wanted to, after his first test showed a testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio of 14:1. They've done it with both lesser and similar transgressions. Late last year, they removed Nick Diaz from a title match for missing two press conferences. In February 2011, they removed Thiago Silva from a proposed bout with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson after Silva's sample from a January drug test was detected to contain non-human urine. At the time, there were still three months to go until the May fight date, but they didn't bother to wait around for his B-sample result or hearing. So there is precedent. It's just that the UFC has decided to play the waiting game and hope for the most beneficial result.

If that sounds like Overeem's getting the superstar treatment, it's because he is. Even if it's to the detriment of anyone else. At least Dos Santos has stood up for himself. On Wednesday, he told Brazilian news site Globo that he wants to know "as soon as possible" who his opponent is. That's only fair. After all, he is the champion. He has done nothing wrong, yet he is in as big a state of flux as anyone else. That hardly seems just.

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4/12/12 11:00 PM
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so Dos Santos is willing to fight Overeem?

then we wont know how it effects everyone until we know if he'll be allowed to fight or not.

so much talk, so little news to report.
4/12/12 11:15 PM
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How he affects me; fucked up my memorial day weekend. I was so looking forward to this fight. And looked up to him as inspiration as to what someone can achieve naturally. But I've been let down, your hero's are never what you expect them to be. Every man is fallible. Phone Post
4/12/12 11:37 PM
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Porkchop - so Dos Santos is willing to fight Overeem?

then we wont know how it effects everyone until we know if he'll be allowed to fight or not.

so much talk, so little news to report.
This. All these fucktards who arent in the know are squawking a lot. Wait for the news to drop then make your editorials. <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

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4/12/12 11:53 PM
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Diaz gets put on hold possibly suspended for metabolites that are inactive but super-test might fight? seems crazy
4/13/12 1:41 AM
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This reem subject is being beat to shit.
I guess there's nothing else to do but speculate until get gains enough respect for his fans to release a statement. Phone Post
4/13/12 1:53 AM
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Porkchop - so Dos Santos is willing to fight Overeem?

then we wont know how it effects everyone until we know if he'll be allowed to fight or not.

so much talk, so little news to report.





yeah, exactly
4/13/12 2:01 AM
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affects the white wine market, big boom in sales.
4/13/12 3:12 AM
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cambeezee - How he affects me; fucked up my memorial day weekend. I was so looking forward to this fight. And looked up to him as inspiration as to what someone can achieve naturally. But I've been let down, your hero's are never what you expect them to be. Every man is fallible. Phone Post
Lol at you thinking he was natural. You are obviously a got damn retard Phone Post
He's obviously trolling Phone Post

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