Written by: Karim Zidan

Earlier today, UFC President Dana White went on The Jim Rome Show to discuss Alistair Overeem’s drug test fiasco and what he thought of the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s final verdict.

Audio transcribed by 5thround.com.

“Well, I wasn’t very optimistic about his chances,” White told The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday, “I didn’t think things were going to turn out very well for him. Nine months? Nine months was about as bad as I thought it was going to be. I thought he’d get a year. Easily a year.”

“Here’s the rules, if that’s the case, if he was on anti-inflammatory meds, or whatever the deal was, you’re supposed to disclose that to the commission before you get any drug tests. Whatever medicine you’re on, you’re supposed to tell them before you test. Not after you test.”

White was clearly displeased with Overeem and the entire situation and did not attempt to hide his contempt.

“I’m not a fan at all. You’re not going to hear me today on your radio show defending Alistar Overeem, believe me,” White expressed. “Before he went in there [with the commission], he sat down at a lunch with me and my partner, looked us in the face and said, ‘I’m the most tested athlete in all of sports. They can test me whenever they want to.’ Well, he flew in for the press conference, they tested him and now he’s on a nine-month suspension.

“I know he lied to me. I don’t like it. You sit down and you have these guys that you do business with, ‘Say, listen. Be honest with me. What’s going on here? Let’s figure out how we can work together and how we can do business together,’ and they still sit in front of you and lie to your face. I don’t know, not the type of guys I want to do business with.”

Listen to the full interview below:

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