Theballerlife.com just got word that UFC 146’s main event is in serious jeopardy after heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem tested positive on his drug test.
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“The main event for UFC 146 is in serious jeopardy. Alistair Overeem is scheduled to challenge Junior dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight title on May 26th, but a failed PED test has put Overeem’s future in doubt. On March 27th, six heavyweights from UFC 146 were given a random drug test. The other five passed, but Overeem’s test showed his testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio to be at a whopping 14:1. For reference, the average male has an even ratio of 1:1, with a few outliers going as high as about 4:1. In Nevada, the maximum ratio allowed is a generous 6:1.
In short, Overeem really blew it.
Technically, Overeem cannot be punished by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) as he’s not currently licensed there. However, he will need to apply for a license if he expects to fight dos Santos in Nevada next month. Naturally, you can’t fight in Nevada unless you have a license there. In light of his failed test, it’s hard to imagine any scenario in which the NSAC grants him a license. His only hope is if by some miracle, his B-sample shows a normal ratio. It seems unlikely that a ratio as high as 14:1 could be a false positive, though. According to NSAC executive director Keith Kizer, Overeem’s camp is yet to request that the B-sample be tested. If the B-sample does indeed come back negative, he’ll be granted a license, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. But again, such an outcome would require a miracle (or a brilliant chain of custody defense a la Ryan Braun).”
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If Overeem decides to take a second drug test and it happens to come back positive again, we guess he will have all the extra time he needs to plan his upcoming wedding with fiancee Zelina Bexander (above). Read more about the couple here.
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