Alistair Overeem Tested Positive For Elevated Levels Of Testosterone, Must Explain To Nevada Athletic Commission

The UFC’s top heavyweight contender, Alistair Overeem has tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone and must now appear before the Nevada Athletic Commission before he can be licensed to fight at UFC 146.


Keith Kizer sent out emails with his test results to the media on Wednesday. Overeem is scheduled to take on champion Junior dos Santos on May 26 in Las Vegas. The fight now appears to be in jeopardy.

On the results, Overeem’s testosterone to epitestosterone (T/E) ratio was greater than 10-to-1, exceeding the allowable 6-to-1 limit. All of the heavyweights fighting on the card were tested following a UFC 146 press conference in Las Vegas on March 27. Frank Mir, Roy Nelson, Antonio Silva, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos all produced negative tests.

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