By David King,

When news broke out that some of the fighters on the UFC 146 fight card were issued a surprised drug-screen after the promotion's March 27 press-conference, many MMA fans instinctively had a bad feeling about it. It turns out those fears were justified, as Alistair Overeem's test came back positive for elevated levels of testosterone, putting his scheduled UFC 146 bout with Junior dos Santos in serious jeopardy.

Understandably, UFC president Dana White wasn't too happy with Overeem when he heard the news, and he vented his frustration during an April 4 media conference call.

"I am beyond pissed about this," White said. "I'm so [expletive] mad right now I can't even begin … The worst part is that he sat in front of us and lied to us. How [expletive] stupid do you have to be? Seriously dumb. Anybody who's using [performance-enhancing drugs] right now is an absolute [expletive] moron. It's beyond - what's the word I'm looking for - it's beyond belief. It's beyond comprehension. You're an absolute moron, a brain-dead absolute [expletive] dummy. It goes beyond a guy have any common sense whatsoever… I don't have a plan-B. It doesn't look good, does it? It doesn't look good."

Given the fact Overeem barely got licensed for his UFC 141 debut against Brock Lesnar (he stalled before taking a mandated drug screen), I certainly didn't think he would ever put himself in the same situation. It wasn't as if he had a good excuse for not taking the drug screen, yet, the Nevada State Athletic Commission let him slide, keeping the main event of the UFC 141 fight card intact. Unfortunately, Overeem didn't learn from his close call with NSAC, and it'll probably end up costing him an opportunity of a lifetime.

Given Overeem's prior history with NSAC, his chances of getting licensed for his UFC 146 bout against Junior are pretty slim. His excuses will have to a whole lot better this time around, and he better have some medical documents to prove it.

UFC matchmakers will probably have to find a replacement in the upcoming weeks, but the damage has already been done. Simply put, there is no one else like Overeem in the UFC, and his failed drug test will probably end up diminishing what could have been a really special card.

David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner that has watched and studied MMA for the past 7 years. Follow him on twitter @davidkingwriter and check out his blog.

Sources:

BJ Penn.com, "With No Plan B, UFC President Furious At Overeem For Failing Test"

Fight and fighter information from Sherdog.com

More from the Yahoo! Contributor Network:

Interview: Kenny Florian Wants to Fight the Best Lightweights Around

Chael Sonnen Continues Verbal Assault on Anderson Silva

Rich Franklin Open to Third Bout with Anderson Silva

Dan Henderson: 'Rashad Evans Will Definitely Put Jones on His Back'

UFC on Fuel TV 2 Predictions

Note: This article was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Sign up here to start publishing your own sports content.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson Announced: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 27 days ago
  • 47 views

Rafael Dos Anjos will face Tony Ferguson in a five-round lightweight clash in the headline bout of the UFC's event at Mexico City's Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Saturday, November 5. UFC Europe relayed read news >>

Devin Powell Intends to Impress Dana White, Who is Looking for a Fight

  • 25 days ago
  • 45 views

Devin Powell won't say Friday night's NEF fight is now or never, but knows he needs to impress UFC president Dana White, who will be in the audience. read news >>

UFC Hall of Famer Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Carries Olympic Torch in Rio

  • 24 days ago
  • 194 views

From Yahoo Sports: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has long been considered one of the most respected fighters not only in the UFC, but in all of mixed martial arts. He has been a champion under both the Pr read news >>

Yair Rodriguez vs. Alex Caceres: Results and Reaction from UFC Fight Night 92

  • 23 days ago
  • 20 views

Salt Lake City was treated to a special featherweight showcase for the UFC Fight Night 92 main event. Rising star Yair Rodriguez (8-1) defeated Alex Caceres (12-9, 1 NC) by split decision (46-49, 48- read news >>

Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight Picked Up by Netflix

  • 21 days ago
  • 39 views

Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight was originally available on UFC Fight Pass and YouTube, but will soon be available on Netflix to its 83 million subscribers. read news >>

Conor McGregor was Happy for Jose Aldo’s Victory, but Undecided if He’s Next (UFC 202 Video)

  • 18 days ago
  • 66 views

Dana White has said that, win or lose, featherweight champion Conor McGregor is going to defend his belt next. McGregor, however, isn't nearly as certain. read news >>

Dana White: Conor McGregor Will Defend 145-Pound Title, Stephen Thompson Gets Welterweight Title Shot

  • 17 days ago
  • 156 views

UFC president Dana White expects Conor McGregor to defend his featherweight title after his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz. read news >>

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson II Announced: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 15 days ago
  • 49 views

Michael Bisping will put his UFC middleweight title on the line in his home town of Manchester against veteran Dan Henderson on October 8. The fight will headline UFC 204 and was confirmed by the UFC read news >>

Ricardo Lamas vs. BJ Penn Announced for UFC Manila: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 15 days ago
  • 28 views

Ricardo Lamas will face BJ Penn in UFC Manila's headline fight, the UFC announced on Monday. UFC Asia tweeted the news: The featherweights will step into the Octagon on Saturday, October 15. More to read news >>

Conor McGregor Non-Committal on Featherweight Defense, Wants NY or Dublin

  • 14 days ago
  • 11 views

Despite Dana White continuing to say that he expects Conor McGregor to defend his featherweight title next, McGregor hasn't yet committed to such a fight. read news >>