Found January 08, 2013 on
The Flying Knee MMA:
It is official–Alistair Overeem has been licensed to fight in the State of Nevada next month at UFC 156. The Nevada State Athletic Commission met with the heavyweight contender and unanimously voted for his licensure in the State.
The hearing took place Tuesday afternoon during the NSAC’s traditional monthly meetings and was significantly shorter than their prior encounter just over nine months ago. NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer revealed during the proceedings that Overeem has passed seven drug tests since June 2012, five of which were voluntarily sent in by the heavyweight whilst the other two were NSAC drug tests and occurred on November 11th and December 21st.
Overeem offered up a quick statement to members of the press present at the hearing:
“I am very happy to inform you guys that I have gotten licensed to fight February 2nd against ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. For me now it is back to work and back to hitting the gym even though I am basically in shape, just a couple more weeks of...
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As expected, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has ended Alistair Overeem’s (Pictured) nine-month testosterone suspension. The committee voted unanimously during Tuesday’s hearing to reissue the UFC heavyweight his fight license, green lighting his February 2nd scrap against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
Last March, the NSAC sprung a surprise drug test on the six featured...
Alistair Overeem was allowed to return from a nine-month drug ban as the Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved his license to fight at a hearing in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Overeem -- who was suspended after a random test conducted by the NSAC in March showed elevated testosterone levels -- is slated to resume his career in the Octagon at UFC 156 on Feb. 2. Overeem...
Alistair Overeem is signed to fight Big Foot Silva at UFC 156. Overeem however is suspended and needed to plea forgiveness to the NSAC on Tuesday to get re-licensed. He did and will take only his second UFC fight in February.