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Alistair Overeem's Failed Drug Test and the Word Maybe

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When news broke earlier today that UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem failed a random drug test administered by the NSAC, there was a swell of mixed emotions from the fans and media. The usual suspects were quick to harp on how they "knew" that Overeem was going to get caught eventually. Others were in shock that one of the UFC's banner main events for the year 2012 was potentially crumbling into pieces right before their eyes. Nothing is final yet, and there are a lot of "maybes" hanging in the air.

Maybe Overeem's "B" sample will come up clean.

Maybe the fight will be called off.

Maybe Frank Mir will step in.

Maybe Dana White will fire Alistair Overeem on the spot for putting the main event in jeopardy.

As of right now, everything is simply speculation, with the only facts being that Alistair Overeem turned up a test with a 10:1 T/E ratio, where 6:1 is considered NSAC's legal limit. The UFC 146 main event against UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos is indeed in danger, but simply put, no one knows until there is a verdict from NSAC on this matter.

What is interesting to note is that kickboxing fans are already looking to the future. If Alistair Overeem would be let go from the UFC, since his ties with Golden Glory have been more than severed, the only logical place for him to go would be K-1. With K-1 under new management and looking to make a big splash on European and American markets, a fighter like Overeem who is already the most recent K-1 World Grand Prix Champion who has also risen to be a top contender within the UFC, would be huge for them. The "stigma" of PED abuse with U.S. fans does not seem to stick for fighters, as the UFC houses multiple offenders, with some like Chael Sonnen even receiving title fights.

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Behold: Kevin Ross and Andy Souwer Sparring

In the kickboxing and muay thai worlds there are sometimes some strange separations that exist. That seems to be the case with the American muay thai community and the European kickboxing scene. Well, Andy Souwer put on a seminar in California last month, and believe it or not, this means he met with American muay thai fighter Kevin Ross. So Ross and Souwer did some sparring and if you are a fan of both, it is quite awesome to watch.

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If You Don't Frequent K-1's YouTube Channel, You Should

MasatoI'm not sure that it matters who owns K-1's YouTube channel as long as they continue doing what they've been doing over the past few weeks. Over the past few weeks there have been a bunch of classic fights uploaded to their YouTube channel, most of them available in high def, which sure beats a lot of the bootleg versions of these fights you'll find floating around.

This is a part of their new "K-1 Classics" series on YouTube, which has recently been added. This recent boost of activity is a welcome change and hopefully what we can look forward to with K-1 looking to start fresh. The included shows are K-1 Revenge 94, 95 and 96, K-1 Star Wars 96, K-1 Kings 97, K-1 Braves 97, K-1 Dream 97, K-1 Revenge 99 and K-1 WGP in Saitama 2003.

For the first time since 2010, K-1 has updated their "K-1 WGP" series as well. The '96 Final 16, 97 GP Final and 98 Final 16 have been added.

The new addition is the "K-1 MAX" series, which so far only features one show, the Japan tournamen from 2003.

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Wheat Thins Wants You to "Do What You Do"

There are a lot of things that you can do while sitting around contemplating the world of professional fighting, and our sponsor Wheat Thins has a suggestion for you that may or may not involve devouring Wheat Thins while you do that. Off of the top of my head, I could probably think of an endless array of things you could do that are worse for you and would probably taste pretty awful. They are asking you to "do what you do" -- but just to make them a part of it. So the next time you find yourself up at four in the morning scouring YouTube for videos from the latest KRUSH show by searching for fighters names in Japanese (a language you might pretend to know, but you clearly don't) and turn up a bunch of videos of variety shows, don't do it alone.

As you can clearly see from the video below, you will probably have no problem working them into your day if they fit into, well... Just watch?

 

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