Well, this would be a hell of a lot more triumphant news had Alistair Overeem not been tenderized like a cheap cut of (horse) steak at UFC 156, but you’ll be happy to know that Overeem, along with all of the 22 fighters who competed on the card, passed their post-fight drug tests with flying colors. Here’s where things get weird; Overeem’s test did come back with abnormal results, just not the kind you’d expect. And no, it wasn’t for Mary Jane. MMAJunkie passed along the results:
But with his blood test form his UFC 156 fight, his testosterone total level actually fell below the normal range of 250-1,100 nano grams per deciliter (ng/dL). Overeem’s total testosterone came in at 179 from the test, which was administered the morning after the fight at 8:25 a.m. on Feb. 3.
All other levels within the blood test came back within the normal reference range.
Wait, Overeem’s testosterone level was below normal?! I think this occasion calls for a very special head-splosion clip:
While you wouldn’t exactly need to 20/20 vision to notice the difference between UFC 146 Ubereem and UFC 156 Ubereem, the fact that Overeem’s testosterone level was so far below the normal range has to leave you scratching your head a little here. Then again, Overeem has been tested seven times in the past nine months, so perhaps he was simply
cycling erring on the side of caution heading into this fight. Not that any amount of testosterone will improve your ability to take a punch, but let’s just save that discussion for the aftermath of a fight that Overeem didn’t all but take for granted heading in.
In either case, Overeem better be able to get his levels in order (and perhaps switch training camps. Sorry, Blackzilians) by the time he fights Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160 in May, or the results or going to look eerily similar to his last performance.