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Alistair Overeem takes first step towards getting licensed to fight

Alistair OvereemEarlier this year a much anticipated meeting between UFC heavyweights Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos was scrapped when the devastating Dutchman got popped in a random drug test for having an elevated T:E ratio brought on by testosterone use. As a result, Overeem was deemed ineligible for a license to fight and forced to sit on the sidelines for nine months…until this week, that is.

With December 27 marking the end of Overeem’s sentence, “The Demolition Man” is now in the clear and hasn’t wasted any time working on getting the proper paperwork in place. According to MMA Fight Corner, Overeem has already filed an application with the Nevada Athletic Commission and will be part of a January 8 meeting where a decision will be made about his future.

If approved, Overeem will go on to fight Antonio Silva at UFC 156 as planned. However, it is possible he could have to submit a sample for testing in order to get licensed.

The 32-year old Overeem is one of the top heavyweights in MMA, holding a career mark of 36-11 with 34 stoppages. He is 1-0 in his UFC career, stopping Brock Lesnar with strikes almost a year ago to the day.

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3 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    Hasn’t he voluntarily been doing testing through out his suspension? or was that just a one time thing?

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    He claimed he was like two months into his suspension, I don’t know if he kept up with it though. I still maintain that that’s not a big deal, voluntarily doing testing when you’re suspended and can’t fight doesn’t tell m e you’re clean, it just tells me that you don’t really have a reason to juice before a fight, because you don’t have one coming.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Overeem is such an interesting figure. His resume says he should be one of the most feared men on the planet, but this cloud of PED’s follows him around like a plague. He looked good when beating up Bret Rodgers, and looked average against Werdum.

    As do most other fans I just want to see him tested against the elite of the HW division. Bigfoot is a game opponent just do not see him taking Overeem out. Bigfoot looked good fighting Fedor, but last few fights not so much.

    On a side note there is an interesting article on ESPN about Overeem being the LINEAL UFC HW champ, but not the actual HW champ. Good read for conjecture sake. Hope we get Overeem/JDS sometime this summer.

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