“Wow!!”: MMA Fans React to Ex-UFC Star Alistair Overeem’s Suspension News

Published 03/15/2023, 7:18 AM EDT

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Glory Kickboxing has suspended former UFC star Alistair Overeem after a positive PED test. The 42-year-old returned to Kickboxing after almost a decade away in 2022. Although he was able to resume his kickboxing journey with a win, his luck has now turned.

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However, this is not the first time the Dutch martial artist has failed a PED test. Overeem faced PED troubles after joining the UFC in 2011 as well. During his tenure, Overeem served a nine-month-long suspension handed to him by NSAC after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. His results were more than twice that of what the commission permitted. As a result, he also lost a chance at the UFC heavyweight title.

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Overeem’s run in the UFC came to a close in February 2021 after a string of losses. Following his release, the 42-year-old returned to kickboxing to face long-time rival Badr Hari. Unlike in his UFC days, Overeem showed up jacked to his trilogy fight with Hari and secured an impressive win. However, reports of a failed PED test surfaced soon after.

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The reports that came out in November 2021 stated Overeem had failed PED tests for one sample. A second sample had to be tested before any concrete conclusions. Now, the former Glory kickboxing champion has tested positive for both samples and is facing dire consequences.

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To reprimand Overeem, Glory has suspended him for one year and overturned his win over Badr Hari. The fans also had quite a few things to say in light of the recent news.

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Fans kept the running joke about Overeem and horsemeat, going in the comments under a news announcement about the failed test. Some of them shared their surprise that Glory tested their athletes.

 

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  • I’m more suprised glory actually testing guys than overeem failing lol
  • Ubereem is back
  • The real story is: Glory tests for PEDs!?
  • There is no Alistair Overeem without some Secret Juice
  • The anti-horse meat society strikes again
  • He’d been missing that horse meat while in the UFC. Let the man eat
  • For the love of god. Just let the man get juicy.
  • Everyone knew he was on PEDs we just didn’t think they’d test him for it
  • Wow!! There’s of total of 0 people surprised by this
  • Imagine how much juiced he was in order to get banned even by Glory

What are your thoughts on Overeem failing anti-doping tests again? Were you surprised by the news?

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Yeswanth Praveen is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His interests mainly lie in the realm of MMA, bodybuilding, and the fitness industry. He finished his Master's in English literature from EFLU, Hyderabad.
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