Quote of the Day: Michael Schiavello Says Alistair Overeem Hasn’t Technically Cheated

Alistair Overeem. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

"Alistair doesn't have a license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so how are they testing him in the first place when he doesn't have a license with them? By what jurisdiction are they testing him? And 'B,' everyone seems to be hanging Alistair out to dry. They've been nailing him to the cross and crucifying him, but it's still two months away from his fight. You know, he hasn't technically cheated. Because, unless he pisses hot on the fight night, how could he possibly have cheated? There's still an opportunity he can get from the 14:1 down to the allowed 6:1 level by fight time. But we're calling him out as a cheat, two months out from a fight?

Longtime MMA play-by-play announcer Michael Schiavello takes the alternative route and questions whether or not Alistair Overeem has done wrong following his positive test for elevated levels of testosterone under the watch of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. 

It's an interesting point, but one that misses the mark completely if you're against PED's in the sport altogether.

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