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Wednesday, 03/28/2012, 08:06 am

Overeem, Silva, Mir, Velasquez, Dos Santos & Nelson Get Pulled For Random Drug Screening By NSAC


The heavyweights that make up the UFC 146 main card are big guys, in fact, they are massive, but are they cheats, are they taking performance enhancers?

We will know soon enough.

In a rare occurrence the Nevada State Athletic Commission exercised their right to make six UFC 146 participants adhere to their out-of-competition drug testing program.

Immediately following yesterday “UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem” pre-fight press conference the NSAC required the entire panel of fighters to submit to the random testing.

Roy Nelson, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem submitted urine specimens for the purposes of screening for banned substances of abuse and performance enhancing drugs.

Results of the testing will be available in the next 7-14 days.

Out of the six tested Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is the only fighter to ever test positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Read More: UFC 146, Alistair Overeem (News), Steroids in MMA

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