NSAC: Overeem's drug test shows Testosterone levels "higher than normal"Posted on April 4, 2012, 04:49 PM by Anton Gurevich
The Nevada State Athletic Commission issued surprise drug testing for the UFC 146 main card fighters at last week's pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas. Frank Mir, Junior dos Santos, Antonio Silva, Cain Velasquez and Roy "Big Country" Nelson all tested negative for illegal substances, however, it was "The Demolition Man" Alistair Overeem whose test showed testosterone levels "higher than normal".
Here's the word from NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer (via MMAMania.com):
"The following athletes were tested on March 27: Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva. All test results were negative, except Mr. Overeem tested positive for an increased T/E ratio (> 10). Mr. Overeem will need to appear before the Commission if he seeks licensure."
Overeem was in the same situation before facing Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, when he had to explain the Athletic Commission why his test wasn't submitted on time. The Dutchman now finds himself in a whole world of trouble, as his fight with Junior dos Santos is currently put on hold.
It will be interesting to see whether the UFC decides not to wait for Overeem's hearing from promotional reasons. NSAC's decision against Overeem would leave the UFC with very little time to find a replacement, not speaking about the fact that not so many fighters, including Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir, would agree to face JDS on short notice.
Stay tuned to LowKick.com for more updates.
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