UFC NEWS – Overeem Complies With NSAC Ruling: Flew To The U.K. To Take Steroid Test
As part of his conditional license requirement handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday afternoon, UFC heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem took a flight to the United Kingdom today to get his steroid screening done by an approved facility.
These test results will not be available until Dec. 20, exactly 10 days prior to his main event bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. On the date of receipt of this first screening Overeem will be required to take an additional steroid test in Las Vegas to further comply with the terms of his conditional license to fight.
This stringent form of testing is due to the fighter’s inability to comply with the NSAC’s original request for a urine sample which started on Nov. 17.
The fighter has long been accused of using performance enhancing drugs due to his size and hopefully by the time these tests are complete some of his critics can put these talks to rest.
Overeem fights for the first time under the UFC banner this month at UFC 141 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in a five-round bout against Brock Lesnar.