In a little more than two weeks the MMA world will finally have its answer concerning Alistair Overeem’s future where it pertains to participation at UFC 146. Overeem is currently scheduled to face heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at the event in headlining action but recently tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone and may not be licensed as a result.
According to Nevada State Athletic Commission chief executive Keith Kizer, Overeem will face the music on April 24 where he’ll not only need to offer a legitimate explanation regarding the amount of testosterone in his system but request his “B” sample is screened in hopes of having his name cleared.
The date came to light last week when Kizer stopped by The MMA Show. UFC President Dana White is expected to make a decision on Dos Santos’ title-defense shortly after the conclusion of Overeem’s meeting with the NSAC. If Overeem fails in his plea, as many pundits feel will be the case, the UFC is expected to replace him in the bout.
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