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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2011

Alistair Overeem Passes Required Drug and Steroid Test for UFC 141

By FCF Staff

Alistair Overeem has cleared another hurdle heading into his scheduled December 30th, UFC 141 bout with Brock Lesnar, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed that the fighter has passed a mandatory, pre-fight drug test.

As part of the conditions that were tied to Overeem’s recent licensing agreement with the NSAC, the accomplished fighter was required to pass a drug test within 72 hours of his December 12th hearing. According to an email today from NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer, Overeem submitted the required urine sample for testing in the United Kingdom on December 14th, and no prohibited substances were found.

Overeem will be required to submit another sample for testing prior to fighting on December 30th, and as part of the conditional license that he was granted, he will be required to submit two more post-fight samples over the coming months.

The NSAC attached the testing restrictions to Overeem’s license earlier in the month, after the fighter failed to submit a required sample, shortly before he returned to Holland to attend to his ill mother. A follow up submission from Overeem failed to meet the requirements of the commission—as it reportedly was a blood sample rather than urine—and the additional tests were mandated as a result.

The five round bout between the former UFC champ Lesnar (5-2) and the former Strikeforce champ Overeem (35-11) will headline UFC 141, which will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.


Photo via Strikeforce.com






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