"People will always speculate. I will be tested just like anybody else and like I’ve said before I weighed 235lbs in no time when I did not have to cut weight. Gaining 10lbs a year by lifting weights isn’t a big problem. Before I would cut between 22lbs-26lbs to get to the 205lbs weight limit. It was crazy. Now that I can eat and do not have to cut anymore(with his move to heavyweight division) it was easy to put on the extra muscle weight. I feel great…People are just jealous…I don’t see or hear any of these types of accusations towards Brock Lesnar yet he is even bigger than I am. They can test me all they want. I’ll be in the states soon and I will prove everyone wrong."
--Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Alistair Overeem, responding to all the steroid accusations he's been getting.
His bout against Brett Rogers will be the first time he fights, and gets tested, in American soil after defeating Paul Buentello back in 2007 to win the title. While Overeem sounds confident of passing these tests, Rogers' manager has said that Olympic style blood testing might be involved for this bout.
HT: MMA Convert (via MMANews)