Junior Dos Santos Confirms He Does Not Use PEDs: 'I'm a Professional'
Today, dos Santos released this brief statement on Twitter:
“I am professional and I'm [the] champion without ever having used anything for better performance.”
He continued, “When you guys see me fighting that's really me.”
While the Overeem camp remains silent about the fighter’s 14:1 ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone, an amount well over Nevada’s 6:1 limit, dos Santos revealed he too knows little about the situation.
“About what happened to Overrem [sic] I don't know anything more than you guys know and for me. It's between him and the Nevada Athletic Commission.”
Simple words from the current heavyweight champion, who is forced to hang tight while a new contender is chosen.
There’s also a chance that Overeem will opt to have the B-sample tested by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, though every silent passing hour makes this exponentially less likely.
In the meantime, dos Santos awaits alongside UFC fans to see who the champion will fight at UFC 146 on May 26.
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Some have even revisited that old dream of Fedor Emelianenko joining the UFC, especially at such an opportune time.
Still, this prospect is extremely unlikely given White’s recent disinterest and the guaranteed contract battle that wouldn’t be completed with any amount of ease before May.
Regardless, there are few contenders who are thought to be up to the challenge against dos Santos more than Mir.
While dos Santos’ striking and power will likely prove too much for Mir, his smart wrestling will at least place dos Santos in an interesting battle of style and power.
Given this and, more importantly, the lack of time until May, it’s sensible that Mir will replace Overeem.
Although his presence wasn't needed then, it is now, and Mir is equally ready to replace Overeem in the upcoming fight against dos Santos.
Whatever the case, dos Santos doesn't have an extremely strong contender biting at his heels, and the self-assessed "professional" can rest assured things will stay business as usual.
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