Well, I guess we should have seen this one coming.
Alistair Overeem, who
is was slated to challenge Junior Dos Santos for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, has tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. The results were found in a surprise drug test prior to UFC 146.
Per MMAWeekly and Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Keitih Kizer:
Overeem tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone with a 10 to 1 ratio for his T/E levels, which is the level of testosterone vs. epitestosterone. A normal, healthy adult male typically has a T/E ratio of about 1 to 1.
The pre-fight test was done in part because of Nevada’s out of competition testing system, so following the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference all six athletes there were tested.
The other five athletes – Junior Dos Santos, Roy Nelson, Antonio Silva, Cain Velasqeuz and Frank Mir – all had negative test results.
So what now? Everybody speculated that Overeem was juicing, but nobody could prove it.
Now we can. An opportunity wasted, and a great fight ruined…*sigh*
Let me know who you think the most worthy opponent for JDS’ strap is now that Overeem has found himself in a sea of hormonal sorrow and is likely out of UFC 146.