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Angry White giving Overeem his 'due process'

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UFC president Dana White is attempting to show some restraint over the Alistair Overeem scenario © Getty Images
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UFC president Dana White revealed he is keeping quiet over the Alistair Overeem situation because he fears what might come out of his mouth if opened.

Overeem failed a random drug test ahead of his May 26 UFC heavyweight title showdown with Junior Dos Santos and must now attend a Nevada State Athletic Commission. The news initially prompted an angry response from White, who labelled Overeem a "moron".

However, since those April 4 quotes White has gone extremely quiet, which has sparked speculation that Overeem may have a sufficient explanation for his raised testosterone levels. White addressed the issue, vaguely, on Saturday, revealing his silence is merely an anger management technique.

"I will snap and freak out and I don't want to do that," White said. "I don't want to talk about it. I'm too upset about it. Seriously, I can't talk about it.

"We're waiting to see what the Nevada State Athletic Commission... just to address that. I think I made myself pretty clear when this thing happened. I don't have the temperament to talk about this.

"I will say things that you guys will love and I will hate. So let me just say this: everybody gets due process. Alistair Overeem will have his due process with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, we'll see what happens, and we'll go from there. And when it all goes down, somebody else will speak about this, not me."

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