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This thread, Jesus….

I mean, it’s funny enough in its own right- but the best joke is the unintentional carbon-copy resemblance of the arguments about Notastar’s physique to the debate 5-6 years ago about Barry Bonds’. They are literally the same arguments, the same terms and the same baffling and non-germane invocation of “innocent until proven guilty”, which is a legal principle for criminal trials and not a logical principle for argumentative evaluation. They both refer to a very good athlete who became something different as he massively increased in size while competing in a non-drug-tested environment. I have no way of knowing whether or not Overeem is on something as a certain factual matter, and in some ways I don’t currently care given that everyone in Japan knows the score and effectively consents to it by competing over there- but for those who do currently care…was nothing at all learned from the baseball debates? PEDs have been with us in pro sports for a good long while now and they’re not going away anytime soon- as fans, it’s really incumbent on us to at least educate ourselves enough about what has gone on in the past to be able to discuss the matter at a reasonable level, no?


February 26, 2010 - Posted by | MMA


  1. I first took notice of Overeem when he beat Belfort way back when. He was a lanky dude. That Mofo is in horse steroids. Like I’ve always said, we should just let’em all take roids/HGH (if they don’t mind the risk, why should I?) and let’s see what kind of monsters science can make.

    Comment by Tony M | February 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. If he has to get drug tested I don’t think we see that fight happen.

    Comment by KenOnBass | February 27, 2010 | Reply

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