Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 11/17/14
It has been a long time coming for Alistair Overeem. The dutch heavyweight has been out of action for over a year dating back to his octagon debut at UFC 141 where he retired former champ Brock Lesnar in devastating fashion. Soon afterwards he was found to have a testosterone to epitestosterone ratio of 14:1 (the legal limit in Nevada is 6:1) after which the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to renew his licensure for nine months. After serving his nine month retroactive suspension, Overeem, having succumbed to over eight drug tests, re-applied for licensure and was granted it.  Before he can regain his former no.1 contender status, Overeem will first meet Brazilian heavyweight Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, who is coming off a knockout win over Jackson’s MMA prospect Travis Browne. Whilst the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion is aware of the obstacle in front of him, he does not believe that it is one that he will be unable to clear come February 2nd. “I am very pleased to b...
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