“People will always speculate. I will be tested just like anybody else and like I’ve said before I weighed 235lbs in no time when I did not have to cut weight. Gaining 10lbs a year by lifting weights isn’t a big problem. Before I would cut between 22lbs-26lbs to get to the 205lbs weight limit. It was crazy. Now that I can eat and do not have to cut anymore(with his move to heavyweight division) it was easy to put on the extra muscle weight. I feel great…People are just jealous…I don’t see or hear any of these types of accusations towards Brock Lesnar yet he is even bigger than I am. They can test me all they want. I’ll be in the states soon and I will prove everyone wrong.”
—Alistair Overeem in an interview with MMA News addressing the steroid accusations
If Alistair Overeem passes his drug tests, will you be convinced his superhuman transformation was the result of a steady diet of horse meat? You don’t see too many people questioning Brock Lesnar or Bobby Lashley since they pass their tests. Word is the testing will be strict.