It appears Alistair Overeem‘s fate for UFC 146 will be decided on April 24 at a hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

According to Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Overeem filed his application for a fight license last week, but because of a positive drug test returned for elevated levels of testosterone, he will have to appear before the commission to receive consideration for his application.

Kizer also confirmed that as of now, neither Overeem nor his representation have requested that the “B” sample, taken in conjunction with the commission’s out of competition testing, be tested prior to the meeting.

Overeem’s “A” sample tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone coming back at a 14 to 1 ratio.

Now the former K-1 Grand Prix champion will have to appear before the commission on April 24 to request a license for his fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 146.

The commission can then decide if they will grant him a license for the fight, or if they find grounds to deny the license based on the drug test results, it could end up with Overeem being unable to apply for another license in Nevada for a year.

The commission hearing will start at 9 a.m. PT on April 24 and that will be the time Overeem’s license will be decided upon by the commission.

MMAWeekly.com will have full coverage of the hearing on April 24 as it happens.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cain Velasquez: ‘I Want the Winner of Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem (Video)

  • 16 days ago
  • 25 views

Following his first-round finish of Travis Browne at UFC 200, former heavyweight titleholder Cain Velasquez wants to fight the winner of champion Stipe Moicic and Alistair Overeem. read news >>

TUF 23 Finale Medical Suspensions: Three Fighters Potentially Face Lengthy Time Off

  • 14 days ago
  • 73 views

On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions stemming from The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, which took place on July 8 in Las Vegas. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 90 Medical Suspensions: 16 of the 24 Fighters Receive Suspensions

  • 14 days ago
  • 44 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions stemming from UFC Fight Night 90 on Tuesday, and three fighters could be sidelined fro six months. read news >>

Mark Hunt: ‘If You Don’t Give Me Half of (Brock’s Pay), I’m Walking Away’

  • 11 days ago
  • 454 views

After hearing the news that Brock Lesnar was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation, Mark Hunt was understandably angry. read news >>

Nevada Identifies Jon Jones Flagged Substances, Extends His Suspension

  • 9 days ago
  • 1429 views

The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday confirmed two substances that interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive for prior to UFC 200. read news >>