Alistair Overeem Staying Quiet About Failed Drug Test


There is still a chance that Alistair Overeem is allowed to face Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title in May at UFC 146. However, up to this point, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has yet to hear from Overeem.

It was announced on Wednesday that Overeem tested positive for higher-than-acceptable levels of testosterone during a surprise drug test for the main card fighters for UFC 146. Keith Kizer, Executive Director of NSAC, informed that Overeem can work to gain his fight license, but he has yet to do so.

"Like with any drug test, if the B-sample comes back negative, then that trumps the A-sample, and he'd be eligible for licensure immediately," Kizer said. "But if it comes back positive, or if he doesn't ask for it to be tested, that's something that can be used for grounds for denial."

After having issues with getting tested prior to his fight with Brock Lesnar, NSAC put some strict rules on Overeem in regards to drug testing and receiving his fight license. It remains to be seen what will happen with the dos Santos-Overeem scheduled fight, as the UFC has yet to announce anything official.

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