Found January 08, 2013 on
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 fighters appearing in UFC 146. The results from the pop quiz revealed Overeem’s ‘A’ sample registered a Testosterone/Epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 14:1, which is more than double the legal limit permitted by Nevada’s governing body. According to NSAC executive director Keith Kizer, Overeem bolted for his car immediately after the presser wrapped to try and avoid the surprise exam. Overeem was slated to challenge then-champion Junior dos Santos for his hardware in the show’s featured attraction. Prior to being handed his suspension in April, Overeem revealed anti-inflammatory medication he used to treat his injured rib is what caused him to produce elevated levels of testosterone. The veteran claimed he was unaware of what he was injecting in his body. Overeem and Bigfoot co-headline UFC 156. It is believed “The Demolition Man” will earn first dibs at Cain Velasquez’s 265-pound crown if he emerges victorious. Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas hosts the shootout.

News: Alistair Overeem Officially Receives Licensure After Unanimous Vote From NSAC

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...

Overeem approved

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 licensed to fight Big Foot at UFC 156

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.
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