Alistair Overeem fails drug test, UFC 146 fight in jeopardy
Alistair Overeem’s scheduled fight with Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 in Las Vegas is in jeopardy after the MMA star failed a drug test due to elevated levels of testosterone. The Nevada State Athletic Commission says Overeem’s T/E ratio was greater than 10:1, which is higher than their 6:1 limit. Overeem will have to appear in front of the commission.
Overeem had similar issues prior to his UFC 141 fight with Brock Lesnar. He initially did not provide a sample before the fight, then he did, and it was the wrong sample. The NSAC granted him a conditional license and he faced drug testing after the fight, which he passed. This time he wasn’t as lucky and he failed a random test.
There is some irony in this situation. Junior dos Santos implied in an interview last year that both Overeem and Lesnar used steroids. Now, leading up to a fight against dos Santos, he’s been popped for likely PED usage.
This news should not surprise anyone. Suspicions of Overeem’s PED usage should have been high after the whole fiasco prior to the Lesnar fight. Plus, just one look at these pictures tells you all you need to know.
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