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April 4, 2012, 05:06 PM
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Alistair Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC) us unlikely to fight champion Junior Dos Santos (14-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) for the UFC heavyweight title this summer at UFC 146.

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the No. 1 heavyweight contender failed a pre-fight drug test conducted this past Tuesday following a press conference for UFC 146.

Overeem's "A" sample was flagged for an elevated T/E ratio that exeeded 10-to-1, well over the 6-to-1 limit. Kizer said the heavyweight has the right to request the test's "B" sample, which, if negative, would make him eligible to receive a fight license.

The former Strikeforce champion was among six top-billed fighters who were tested for the all-heavyweight pay-per-view event, which takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. All were tested for diuretics, masking agents, anabolic steroids and T/E ratios in addition to drugs of abuse.

Dos Santos, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva all passed their tests.

It's not the first time Overeem has run afoul of the NSAC. He was granted a conditional license to fight Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 after missing a pre-fight drug test ordered by the commission, which reinstated out-of-competition testing this past July.

Answering to the commission via telephone during an NSAC hearing held three weeks prior to UFC 141, Overeem said he missed the test because he had flown back to his native Holland to care for his ailing mother and wasn't made aware of the obligation. When he got word, he submitted an invalid blood test conducted by his personal doctor and then submitted urine that wasn't tested.

The NSAC gave him a license on the condition that he submit to a drug test conducted by an accredited laboratory, which he did two days later (and subsequently passed), as well as pass a drug test upon arriving in the U.S. for the Lesnar fight and submit to two random tests.

This past Tuesday's test served as one of those random tests, which also followed a fight-night test at UFC 141.

Because Overeem's conditional license expired on Dec. 31, the NSAC will not receive a disciplinary complaint against him as it does for licensed athletes. Instead, he will need to appear before the commission should he choose to apply for a license, which notably, hadn't been filed for UFC 146.

With one half of May 26's event on the shelf, the UFC may give one of the main-card heavyweights an impromptu title shot.

For more on UFC 146, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.
April 4, 2012  06:01 PM ET

Enter Josh Barnett!

OH...wait.

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April 4, 2012  06:20 PM ET
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I am totally shocked. People around here have been telling me Overeem is not on roids.

He just has naturally high testosterone levels.

Both his mother and father were men.

April 4, 2012  06:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I am totally shocked. People around here have been telling me Overeem is not on roids.

I was hoping he wasn't on roids but he does look like one big shot. Now I am curious to see who will take his spot. Maybe promote Mir since he is on a winning streak?

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April 4, 2012  08:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He seems the most logical choice.

unless they are bringing Barnett in, Mir is the only choice.

Doesn't deserve it, as he did not beat top 5 fighters (he actually lost to both higher ranked opponents he fought), but he's the only one who won his last 3 fights.

They could also bring Werdum or un-retire Lesnar, but those are even farther from reality than Mir...

Cain might be fighting Werdum now...

April 4, 2012  08:20 PM ET

Why not a Cain/JDS rematch? With how often they give title rematches now- Edgar now having his 3rd opponent in a row with an immediate rematch for the belt (I know they were all close fights and Cain was Ko'd in a minute but bare with me) - there is precedent and I don't think anyone will complain about that matchup, could be better anyways since Cain isn't coming off a yearlong layoff this time and recovery from surgery. Then have Mir fight Barnett for the next title shot.

April 4, 2012  08:23 PM ET
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unless they are bringing Barnett in, Mir is the only choice.

If they go the Barnett route, that better damn well know he is going to pass his test.

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April 5, 2012  12:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

unless they are bringing Barnett in, Mir is the only choice.Doesn't deserve it, as he did not beat top 5 fighters (he actually lost to both higher ranked opponents he fought), but he's the only one who won his last 3 fights.They could also bring Werdum or un-retire Lesnar, but those are even farther from reality than Mir...Cain might be fighting Werdum now...

besides Barnett, out of the group Mir does deserve the title fight. Werdum already got spankef by JDS and fought horrible against Overeen. Mir is on a winning streak and broke Nogs arm in his last fight. If not Barnett next in line should be Mir.

April 5, 2012  12:40 AM ET
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Why not a Cain/JDS rematch? With how often they give title rematches now- Edgar now having his 3rd opponent in a row with an immediate rematch for the belt (I know they were all close fights and Cain was Ko'd in a minute but bare with me) - there is precedent and I don't think anyone will complain about that matchup, could be better anyways since Cain isn't coming off a yearlong layoff this time and recovery from surgery. Then have Mir fight Barnett for the next title shot.

Rematch are only for close fights. Cain doesn't deserve a rematch, plus the fans wouldnt be happy.

April 5, 2012  12:42 AM ET
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I agree he doesn't deserve it but he makes the most sense and lets be honest who really deserves it?

He doesnt deserve it if Overeen is good to fight but next in line its him and Barnett.

April 5, 2012  10:28 AM ET

I wonder if a title shot would bring Lesnar back for one more fight.....

April 5, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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I wonder if a title shot would bring Lesnar back for one more fight.....

Too bad home boy has already jumped ship back to the WWE, where by the way this test of Overeem's isn't regarded as a positive result under their strict testing.

April 5, 2012  10:45 AM ET

Fight isn't off yet fella's.

AO just has to go in front of the commission and agree to future testing, because his level's were really high but not impossible to have without steroids.

April 5, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Rematch are only for close fights. Cain doesn't deserve a rematch, plus the fans wouldnt be happy.

Agreed, no Cain. If they do have to stick someone else there the only guy who sort of deserves it is Mir.

April 5, 2012  10:49 AM ET
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Too bad home boy has already jumped ship back to the WWE, where by the way this test of Overeem's isn't regarded as a positive result under their strict testing.

is it one of the 2 post fight tests that he was ordered to undergo for failing to show up at his test prior to the Lesnar fight? If so, would the result be made a no-contest or DQ? I think Lesnar went back to WWE because he doesn't like being in 2nd place, or 3rd or whatever he'd be in UFC...."IF" he was offered a chance to be #1 again without having to work his way up, I could see him going for it...

 
April 5, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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Fight isn't off yet fella's. AO just has to go in front of the commission and agree to future testing, because his level's were really high but not impossible to have without steroids.

he's already used his get out of $h!t with the commission free card...there are only so many times someone can have questionable results before the commission stops giving him the benefit of the doubt, and exceptions....

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