Clay Guida Sounds off on Alistair Overeem and His Elevated Tesosterone Levels

John HeinisSenior Analyst IApril 30, 2012

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Photo Courtesy of MMA Fighting

Crowd pleasing UFC lightweight contender Clay Guida had some interesting commentary about Alistair Overeem getting suspended for nine months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission when he spoke on MMA Weekly Radio on Sunday. 

"Yeah, Alistair not knowing that there is testosterone in his vitamins, is like me not knowing what kind of conditioner I'm putting in my hair," Guida said. 

MMA Mania was kind enough to further transcribe some highlights from the interview

"I'm not going to put the complete blame on him, I'm going to put it on his coaches, and, maybe not his team necessarily, but his trainer and this and that and whoever maybe slipped him a Mickey or whatever you want to call it. I'm a fan of the guy, don't get me wrong, but, I think they had plans elsewhere or whatever it may be, but, it's a bummer that the main event in one of the biggest cards of the year is going to be kind of tampered with, just because you know, they got careless and maybe they didn't have all the belief in themselves, so."

Not that anyone would ever accuse "The Carpenter," a fairly small framed 155-pounder, of using performance enhancing drugs, but he wanted to set the record straight anyway. 

"I just stick with my regular stuff. The fruits and vegetables, fish oils, glucose and stuff like that you know? I've never been big on supplements on stuff like that you know? I just take natural stuff."

Prior to Overeem testing positive for testosterone to epitestosterone levels of 14-to-1 in a random drug test by the NSAC, UFC 146 was undeniably one of the biggest and baddest cards in UFC history. 

Overeem was going to take on Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title in the main event. Two former champions were going to square off when Frank Mir met Cain Velasquez. 

That's not all. Roy Nelson was going to welcome Antonio Silva to the UFC. Shane Del Rosario, another Octagon newcomer, was set to square off with veteran Gabriel Gonzaga. 

Once Overeem got suspended, the match ups inevitably got shaken up. JDS now defends his belt against Mir and Velasquez takes on "Bigfoot" Silva. 

Gonzaga will instead go toe-to-toe with Nelson and del Rosario will take on undefeated prospect Stipe Miocic. 

Meanwhile, Guida meets Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 this June in a fight that has serious title implications.