Getting busted for performance-enhancing drugs in MMA is kind of like getting caught in a misdemeanor lie by your wife. You’re going to be despised for a while, and you’re going to pay dearly, but after enough flowers, candy, sweetness and, most importantly time, all is forgiven.
Alistair Overeem is the latest villain in the ongoing PED melodrama.
As you’ll recall, the gargantuan Dutchman was recently nailed for having a testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) level of 14:1, which is well above the generous 6:1 ratio allowed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He was booted from the UFC 146 main event title fight and despised the world over.
Overeem deserves every bit of criticism levied his way, but is he really that different from the dozens of other fighters who’ve popped hot for banned substances over the years?
Consider this timeline of fighters who’ve failed drug test...
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