Last week the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) exercised their right to request urine samples from the six-UFC heavyweights that participated in the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference on Tuesday.
Among the men tested was main event fighter Alistair Overeem.
According to the NSAC Executive Director, Keith Kizer, out of the six men tested only Alistair Overeem failed. He tested positive for an increased testosterone/epitestosterone or T/E ratio of more than 10-to-1 and the allowable limit is 6-to-1.
Overeem must now answer these charges in front of the commission if he wishes to compete on the UFC 146 fight card against Junior dos Santos for the UFC’s heavyweight title. However, even an appearance and valid explanation may not result in a license to fight.
The other fighters tested were Frank Mir, Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva.
Stay tuned as this story develops.