Alistair Overeem’s NSAC Hearing Set For April 24; Status Of UFC 146 Fight Determined Soon After

Alistair Overeem’s hearing in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be held April 24, according to a report by THe MMA Show.

Keith Kizer, the Executive Director of NSAC, let it be known that Overeem will be allowed to give an explanation for why his testosterone levels were so high during the pre-fight drug test.

UFC president Dana White has confirmed that a decision on the main event for UFC 146 will be determined after the hearing. Junior dos Santos, the UFC heavyweight champion, will be in the fight, but it remains unknown who he would face if Overeem is not licensed by NSAC.

Here’s hoping that Overeem has a very, very, very good explanation for his failed test. If not, he’s likely out of the UFC after the kind of words White has already said. We’ll remain on our toes awaiting the hearing.

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  • warriordave927

    I hope he’s got some jedi mind tricks cause I really wanna see this fight,I don’t care if they find a way to let it happen and make it a non-title fight but I wanna see it

  • Matt Silliman

    It certainly doesn’t look good, no one has ever had a good reason for failing a drug test. And Overeem wasnt even close. I’m only hoping that he can get a doctor to say it was prescribed and they run a test a week before and a week after the fight to make sure that he stays clean for the fight.

  • Awwaters

    Ive said it before and Ill say it again Overeem is the hardest fighter to get in the cage…but damn is it exciting to watch the dude fight. Everyone figured he was dirty and now we have confirmation. What kills me is everyone hates on Overeem, but jumps on the Chael Sonnen bandwagon when Sonnen had a higher testosterone level after his fight with Silva. I have little respect for the cheaters in this sport especially with regards to guys who fight clean and work their asses off to reach the highest level of this sport.

    • warriordave927

      It’s pretty dissapointing when dude are proven users of peds but if more commisions start doing random testing I’m sure more of our favorites will come up as users,I hope I’m wrong but I’m sure there’s more than just the heavyweight monster and the politician

      • Matt Silliman

        I have a feeling you are correct.

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