The soap opera that has been “Alistair Overeem” had its climatic cliffhanger ending today in Nevada as the UFC heavyweight went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The results of the drug test taken after a pre fight press conference for UFC 146 showed Alistair Overeem had an elevated Testosterone ratio of 14:1, which is well over the 6:1 ratio allowed by the NSAC.
On the heels of Frank Mir being announced as the new opponent for Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146, the man originally scheduled to face JDS, Alistair Overeem has finally spoken. The former Strikeforce and Dream Heavyweight champion issued a statement early this morning through Authentic Sports Management.
The move was expected but the timing wasn’t. Last night UFC President Dana White dropped a twitter bombshell that the UFC 146 headliner Alistair Overeem has been replaced by Frank Mir, who will know face the UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos on May 26th.
At last week’s pre-fight press conference for UFC 146, six of the event’s participants were selected for random drug screens. Today the NSAC revealed that all but the number one UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem had passed their pre-fight test. Overeem’s T/E ratio (Testosterone to Epitestosterone) was 10-to-1, which is far over the 6-to-1 limit the NSAC allows for maintaining/obtaining a license, and it now appears as though he will not be competing for the UFC heavyweight title on May 26th at UFC 146.