Junior dos Santos and Frank MirWhen it was revealed that Alistair Overeem tested for an elevated ratio of testosterone-to-epitestosterone, almost everyone immediately jumped on the thought that Junior dos Santos would get an opponent change for his May 26 title defense. Almost everyone targeted Frank Mir as the most likely, and most deserving, option.

UFC officials did not make and immediate change, and UFC president Dana White fanned the flames of speculation when he tweeted in response to a fan question on Twitter that Frank Mir would still be fighting Cain Velasquez.

How quickly things change.

Following Friday night’s live fight on The Ultimate Fighter, just before taking off to Atlanta for Saturday night’s UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans, again turned to his favorite social media platform to inform everyone that Overeem has been removed from the UFC 146 title fight with dos Santos.

“Taking off to Atlanta!!!! May 26 th is now Mir vs JDS for the HW title in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand,” tweeted White.

It’s unclear why the change came just days before Overeem was slated to go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to offer up his reasoning for a T/E ratio of 14-to-1 at a surprise drug screen in March. A normal ratio for most men is 1-to-1, although the NSAC set a ratio of 6-to-1 before an athlete is considered beyond the allowable limit.

The announcement, however, isn’t a good indicator that Overeem is likely to be successful in arguing his case to the NSAC.

With little more than a month to go until UFC 146, company officials have little time left to promote the new title fight, but don’t be surprised if they start at UFC 145 on Saturday night.

There had been no word yet at the time of publication if Cain Velasquez would remain on the card, and if so, who he would fight.

Follow @KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken Pishna.
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

Alistair Overeem Disappointed, Not Surprised, Brock Lesnar Failed Drug Test (UFC 203 Video)

  • 29 days ago
  • 124 views

UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem is disappointed, but not surprised that Brock Lesnar had trouble with drug testing. read news >>

Once He Steps in the Octagon, CM Punk Has Already Won

  • 28 days ago
  • 43 views

Heading into his MMA debut at UFC 203, former WWE Superstar CM Punk feels justified in his decision to leave the world of pro wrestling for something new. read news >>

Alistair Overeem on Andrei Arlovski: He’s Not Cool with Me at All (Video)

  • 25 days ago
  • 71 views

While most fighters in most gyms, you'd think they'd all come together as friends. That's not necessarily so with Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski. read news >>

According to Alistair Overeem ‘CM Punk is Making a Mistake’ (UFC 203 Video)

  • 23 days ago
  • 58 views

Although Alistair Overeem welcomes CM Punk to the UFC, he believes that the former professional wrestler is making a mistake jumping into deep waters. read news >>

UFC 203 Countdown Video: Stipe Moicoc vs. Alistair Overeem

  • 22 days ago
  • 28 views

UFC 203 Countdown takes you inside the lives of Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem. Ending Cleveland’s 50-year title drought, Miocic gets his first defense. read news >>

UFC 203 Primer: Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem Head-to-Toe Breakdown

  • 22 days ago
  • 52 views

UFC 203 will feature the king of Cleveland, Stipe Miocic (15-2), in his first UFC heavyweight championship title defense. Miocic ended his city's long championship drought by knocking Fabricio Werdum read news >>

Reasons to watch UFC 203: Stipe, Browne, Punk and more

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Stipe Miocic vs Alistair Overeem for one of the greatest prizes in sports, CM Punk's MMA debut, Travis Browne seeking redemption ... there's plenty of reasons to watch UFC 203 on Saturday, September read news >>

Demarques Jackson on Titan FC 41 Bout: ‘This is the Biggest Fight of My Life’

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

Demarques Jackson steps up in his biggest challenge to date when he makes his Titan FC debut on Sept. 9 in Coral Gables, Fla., to take on Raush Manfio. read news >>

Can Alistair Overeem Finally Kill the King? | FIGHTLAND

  • 20 days ago
  • 5 views

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Zuffa LLC It looked as though this day would never come. Two years ago it was near unthinkable that Alistair Overeem would fight for the UFC heavyweight title after a str read news >>

Alistair Overeem Talks Legacy while Taking Taunts from Miocic Fan (UFC 203 Video)

  • 20 days ago
  • 38 views

Alistair Overeem talked about his upcoming fight with Stipe Miocic as a barrage of Miocic fans heckled him during his UFC 203 open workout media scrum. read news >>