Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Alistair Overeem is just one of eight combat fighters seeking to secure a license at the Nevada State Athletic Commission's monthly meeting on Tuesday. The commission is expected to allow Overeem -- who was suspended nine months after violating Nevada's performance-enhancing-drugs policy -- to resume his MMA career with a bout against Antonio Silva at UFC 156 next month. A denial of his license not only means UFC matchmakers will have to find Silva a new opponent. It also sends the heavyweight division into flux. UFC president Dana White said the winner of Overeem-Silva would likely face Junior dos Santos, who lost his title at UFC 155 to Cain Velasquez on Dec. 29. Dos Santos had told White previously that he was particularly looking to fight Overeem, somebody the soft-spoken dos Santos called a "punk." Messages left with Overeem's attorney, David Chesnoff, were not immediately returned. Overeem was found to have had elevated levels of testosterone in an o...
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