Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Stand clear of Holland’s horse meat. According to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer, UFC heavyweight top contender Alistair Overeem (Pictured) registered a Testosterone/Epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 14:1 in his flunked UFC 146 pre-fight drug exam.

Kizer initially announced Wednesday that Overeem had failed his screening when elevated levels of testosterone were discovered in the urinalysis he submitted last week. While he didn’t specify the exact ratio the former Strikeforce champ produced in the surprise test, Kizer did state that his “A” sample registered higher than 10:1.

The NSAC allows a T/E ratio of 6:1. The World Anti-Doping Agency permits a 4:1 mark. Just in case you were wondering, the average male produces approximately a 1:1 ratio.

“The Demolition Man” must now stand before the commission to explain himself. At that yet-to-be determined time, the 31-year-old can request to have the results from his “B” sample to confirm the original results – if he so chooses.

Although Overeem’s physique had become noticeably inflated over the years – which promoted many in the MMA community to wonder if his increased girth was gained naturally, or by the consumption of horse meat as he claimed – he had never failed a drug screening until yesterday.

Overeem was slated to challenge champion Junior dos Santos for his freshly-minted crown at UFC 146. However, it’s highly unlikely the NSAC will issue the controversial kickboxer a license given the recent turn of events.

No word on who might serve as Overeem’s substitute on May 26th, but former two-time title holder Frank Mir has emerged as the early front-runner.

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

WATCH: MJ, Tom Brady play pickup game in Bahamas

WATCH: Wrong national anthem played for El Salvador

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Russell Wilson smashes HR in Rangers BP

John Fox: Jay Cutler will have to earn starting QB job

Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall candidates for Texas

Kurt Warner is helping to turn around Colin Kaepernick

Bizarre call allows Duke to cover spread against Utah

Saints love TE Josh Hill following Jimmy Graham trade

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

Louisville guard turned off phone after clutch NC State win

Steve Spurrier hung out with Kenny Chesney before concert

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

Did Dean Smith’s gifts to former players violate NCAA rules?

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.