It appears that the random drug test at the UFC 146 press conference has caught it’s first UFC heavyweight and that man is none other than Alistair Overeem. Reports are now surfacing that Overeem has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. Apparently his TE ratio was greater than 10 which is a major No, No!
Keith Kizer of the NSAC has confirmed with MMASucka.com that indeed Overeem has been flagged and more information will be coming. This will no doubt mean the end of what was supposed to be the most anticipated UFC fight of the year. Alistair Overeem vs. Junior Dos Santos was a fight that a lot of fans were looking forward to seeing and a fight the UFC would have made millions off of. UFC 146 is to take place on May 26th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. With Overeem’s current legal battles and now with this positive test for elevated levels of testosterone, it could mean the end of Overeem in the UFC.
Prior to UFC 141 Alistair Overeem was asked to take a drug test and provide the NSAC with urine. Overeem took his sweet time and missed the deadline in providing the NSAC with that urine. In response the Nevada State Athletic Commission had an emergency hearing on the issue but did eventually allow Overeem to participate in the Main Event of UFC 141 against Brock Lesnar. Overeem was given a conditional licence to fight Lesnar and he needed to pass two subsequent tests. So the question is now will Overeem’s win over Lesnar be ruled a no contest?
Here is the email we received from NSAC head Keith Kizer:
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.
Nevada Athletic Commission
More information will be coming on MMASucka.com.