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Wednesday, 07/18/2012, 10:18 am

Overeem Says He Is Trying To Get Licensed Early | UFC NEWS


Alistair Overeem has had his share of legal troubles over the past few months and has been a ghost since his suspension from competition due to a failed drug test for elevated levels of testosterone.

Now, the Dutch UFC heavyweight says he plans to come back in December and continue his title hunt against his once-scheduled opponent, Junior dos Santos.

“That’s my goal. I know that the UFC will not promote me on their card as long as I’m not licensed. That being said, we’re going to try to get licensed sooner and I’m confident that I will succeed,” Overeem stated in his recent interview.

Overeem was banned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) back on December 27th, 2011 after being pulled for a random drug screening before UFC 146, and has since moved to Florida to train and states that he is settled in and improving:

“The last few months have actually been calm media-wise, which was good. I moved to Miami. I’m full-time here now and I got all settled there. I’m still training, always training, always improving my game,”

Overeem will be looking for a statement win in his next fight, though no opponent has been announced yet.

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14 Responses to “Overeem Says He Is Trying To Get Licensed Early | UFC NEWS”

  1. Shonan says:

    Damn it, i want to still have faith in this guy.

  2. That guy says:

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  3. Milkman says:

    Awe he wants to get worked over even earlier than scheduled. I think he had problems finding a camp he fit into because of the juice.

  4. stephen riddle says:

    I cant wait to see cigano knock this clown out, i wish he could fight cain first!

  5. Wsheets says:

    Overeem will make JDS look like the fool that he is.

    • 559Kid says:

      Your so dumb. JDS is bad ass. No know can take him down n keep him down. JDS is a fool, plz..

      • War says:

        so JDS is going to stand and bang with one of the best strikers in MMA. wrong. he already came out and said that he would have to play it safe due to Overeem’s KO power. come on guys, Overeem didnt always do Roids and hell look at Chael. even he has used them.

        • shaun says:

          u r right he did not always use them and look at how many losses he had b4 them he got his ass handed 2 him all the time then out of nowhere he gains about 40 pounds of muscle and is a HW and beats everyone ya the roids probly diddent do much

        • Xaninho says:

          It took him 5 years to gain..So no, not out of nowhere.

  6. Know Dat Feel Bro says:


  7. Michael hamlin says:

    He is a fake trust me I know him very well

  8. CHARTMONSTER! says:

    Super beast hurry back and kick some JDS ASS!

  9. punchkick says:

    glass-jawed juice monkey. jds will break his jaw

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