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After Passing Seven Drug Tests in the Last Nine Months, Alistair Overeem Gets His License Back


(We now return to your regularly-scheduled maulings. / Photo via MMAWeekly)

Due to the comically-elevated levels of testosterone he produced during a random drug test last March, Alistair Overeem has spent the last nine months unable to re-apply for licensure with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Overeem’s time-out came to an end this morning, when the Dutch heavyweight appeared at a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing to seek the re-instatement of his license, and was unanimously approved, making his scheduled UFC 156 bout against Antonio Silva official.

What’s particularly interesting is what Overeem had to accomplish to make that happen. Here’s MMAWeekly with the details:

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, in the last nine-plus months, Overeem has submitted a total of five drug tests of his own accord, all of which came back negative. In addition, the commission tested Overeem randomly on Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 2012, with those tests also returning negative results.

“I’m ready to get my life back on track,” said Overeem when speaking to the commission.

Following his failed drug test last year, Alistair Overeem denied that he used performance-enhancing drugs and claimed ignorance, blaming his high T-levels on an “anti-inflammatory medication that was mixed with testosterone,” prescribed by his doctor to treat a rib injury. Though Overeem wasn’t subject to the standard fine and suspension that he would have received from the NSAC if he pissed hot for steroids, the Reem lost out on an imminent UFC heavyweight title shot against Junior Dos Santos, and was forced to do appearances in Gainesville, Florida as penance. Jesus. Who says the UFC isn’t hard on cheaters?

If Overeem gets past Antonio Silva at UFC 156 on February 2nd, he is expected to be the next challenger to Cain Velasquez’s title. Will 2013 be the Year of the Reem?

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dipsetkilla316- January 9, 2013 at 7:20 am
I can't believe ppl troll on cain I. I guess cause he beat JDS, and a lot of ppl like him
cman- January 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm
It's great news except he's now fighting at 135
painvelasquez- January 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm
Either way i expect Cain to be champ FOR A LONG MUTHAFUKKIN TIME..
painvelasquez- January 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm
Overeem should get JDS if he gets past "Big foot" silva. Theres a fight i might just give a shit about.
algiersheadkick504- January 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm
Raton...cut yur Dick off and throw it into the window of a moving car...wrong just wrong
noizy- January 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm
One day at a time. AO
2DaDeath- January 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm
Shame he gets Cain before JDS. I want to see that one more.
raton- January 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm
Overoid's lack of wrestling skills will be exposed when Cain take's him down at will and grinds his face into ground horse cock.
amsterdamheavy- January 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm
I do believe Cain will maul the fuck out of Ubereem much like he did to Silva. Not that Ubereem isnt a better fighter than Silva but I dont seem him as being hard for Cain to take down and once hes there, well, those Ubereem boys dont have much heart when it comes to taking a beating.
ArmFarmer- January 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Valasquez vs Overeem.. clash of the heavyweight Douchebags
RearNakedSpoon- January 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm
Ironically Cain's underwear got tattooed with Brown when he heard this news.
dipsetkilla316- January 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Yea I saw that bob sapp is a Horrible fighter, but damn does that guy have power. It's pretty sad that bob sapp, is such a waste
LesnarsIntestine- January 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm
He was just sandbagging, taco. He could have broken that magnificent monkey's arm if he wanted.. He's just hiding his power level.
Fried Taco- January 8, 2013 at 11:58 am
Actually, his latest test was the arm-wrestling match with Bob Sapp. If he had won, then he would not have been licensed.
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