This dutch contender’s fight is far from over. Alistair Overeem has filed to obtain a license for his possible UFC 146 bout with champion Junior Dos Santos. This is surprising considering that it was just days ago that Overeem stupefied the MMA community when he failing a random PED’s test following a press conference.
Why would the former Strikeforce champ need bother applying right after a failed drug test? Well, Overeem was technically not licensed to fight in Nevada at the time of his failed testing. So can the Commission technically ‘punish’ an unlicensed fighter? That could be an argument for the courts on April 24th when Overeem will need to go before the committee. The only problem with that argument is that NSAC director Kizer has reported that Overeem was given a temporary license during the time of testing which was authorized with the requirement of testing.
Now that Overeem has filed for a fight license, he will indefinitely be subject to NSAC punishment’s. If found guilty of using and illegal substances, he is liable to receive up to a one year suspended of his license.
Alistair and his management team have yet to make a statement regarding the failed drug test. Also, he has not asked for his second sample to be tested as fighters have the option to request their “sample B” to be checked. All this insight, overreacting, and speculation cannot end soon enough. On April 24th there will be a meeting of the Athletic commission in which it is believed by Executive Director Keith Kizer that Alistair will in fact need to attend. Only time can tell as the saga of UFC 146 continues.