Report: Alistair Overeem Suspended by GLORY, Following Failed Drug Test
By FCF Staff
Alistair Overeem’s return to kickboxing ring has taken a significant step back, following news that the decorated fighter has allegedly failed a drug test, and has been suspended by GLORY for 12 months.
The 42-year-old Overeem returned to the kickboxing ring last October, and recorded a decision win over feared striker, Badr Hari. As a result of the win, Overeem was expected to compete in another high-profile fight for GLORY this year.
But, recently GLORY reportedly informed Vechtsport Info that Overeem has tested positive for a banned substance, and as a result, he’s been removed from the promotion’s rankings and suspended for 12 months. Overeem’s win over Hari has also been overturned to a no-contest.
Other outlets are also reporting that GLORY has confirmed Overeem’s suspension.
No details regarding what banned substance Overeem allegedly tested positive for has been released.
Overeem also tested positive for an testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio in 2012, and was removed from a scheduled bout with Junior dos Santos at UFC 146.