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Nevada commission grants license to Alistair Overeem

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05:41 PM ET 01.08 | UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem will return to the octagon at UFC 156 on Feb. 2 against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in Las Vegas. The winner of the bout will likely receive a shot at heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez over the summer. The bout becomes official after Overeem re-applied for his fight license in Nevada. After appearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Overeem was granted his license, giving the fight against Bigfoot the green light. Overeem was serving a suspension for a failed drug test that showed elevated levels of testosterone. "I'm ready to get my life back on track," said Overeem in front of the commission. During his suspension, Overeem submitted five drug tests to the commission. All of the tests came back negative. He was also tested randomly by the commission on Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 2012. Those tests also came back with negative results. That cleared the way for Overeem to receive his license.

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January 9, 2013  11:50 AM ET

This is trouble for the heavyweight division. If he can pass his tests that is

 
January 9, 2013  01:31 PM ET

Passing his tests is step 2....step 1 is not fleeing the country to avoid them...

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