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UFC Breaking News: Alistair Overeem Fails Drug Test, UFC 146 Main Event in Doubt

Michael EvansCorrespondent IIIApril 4, 2012

MMAjunkie.com reported just moments ago that Alistair Overeem vs. Junior Dos Santos is now in doubt, due to Overeem failing his randon drug test after the UFC 146 press conference.

Overeem had recently passed other drug tests, but in this test his A sample tested above 10-1 T/E which is a major red flag for steroid use. 

Chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer, stated that if his B sample comes back clean—when they test it—that he may still be allowed to compete, but if it shows the same, a stiff penalty will be in order.

Overeem missed a pre-fight test before his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 last December, citing the health of his mother and his need to visit her in Holland. This failed test now raises questions about that incident as well, and whether Overeem has been abusing performance enhancers for a long time and simply never been caught doing so.

With the fight in doubt there is considerable suspicion that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir may get the call to fight Junior Dos Santos for the title in place Overeem in the event that Alistair Overeem is removed from the fight card.

This test will confirm the suspicions that a lot of fighters, journalists and fans have had for some time now. Although Alistair Overeem had never tested positive for any performance enhancers, many experts said that he simply could not have gained the weight that he did without steroids. It seems those suspicions were spot on.

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