Alistair Overeem tests positive for an increased T/E ratio


Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed that Alistair Overeem tested positive for an increased T/E ratio. This is the ratio between testosterone/epitestosterone ratio and is sometimes indicative of the use of steroids. The below was e-mailed to the Underground by Executive Director of the NSAC, Keith Kizer:

The following athletes were tested on March 27:  Alistair Overeem, Junior dos Santos, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva.  All test results were negative, except Mr. Overeem tested positive for an increased T/E ratio (> 10).  Mr. Overeem will need to appear before the Commission if he seeks licensure.

Last month at the UFC 146 press conference, the Nevada State Athletic Commission surprise tested six of the heavyweight fighters scheduled for May's event.

No official comment has been made by the UFC and it is unsure at this time if his heavyweight title bout with Junior dos Santos is cancelled or not.

More details have surfaced from

Overeem's "A" sample was flagged for an elevated T/E ratio that exeeded 10-to-1, well over the 6-to-1 limit. Kizer said the heavyweight has the right to request the test's "B" sample, which, if negative, would make him eligible to receive a fight license.


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Twenty47 site profile image  

4/13/12 4:15 PM by Twenty47

Lesnar had been huge his whole life. He deff roided when he was older but even at like age 18 he was bigger than most natural bodybuilders. He's genetically gifted. His frame is insane

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4/7/12 10:46 AM by Bearded Collie Herds Orca

The fact that so many people on this and other message boards fail to understand the basic meaning of "ratio" reflects pretty poorly on the science and mathematics education in this country, and on the parents who fail to instill basic scientific and mathematical literacy in their kids.

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4/7/12 8:29 AM by TheParrot

Epitest is banned, but just like testosterone epitestosterone is also a natural substance. So you run into the same difficulties in testing for it.Just look at the Balco athletes. It's know that they were taking epitestosterone (the cream) and they never tested hot for it. The only ones with a positive test were the ones who tested for THG (the clear) after WADA was shipped a sample of it.

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4/7/12 5:28 AM by Matt Phillips

 I'd just like to point out, page 5. A certain someone suggested a very large Samoan first ;) Maybe inspired a certain article to be written? Who knows....

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4/6/12 1:03 PM by fedorsbelly

You're right, I don't always train right or always eat right, i'm not a pro athlete, but you can't tell me that if I ate right and trained right I'd be as big as Lesnar or Overeem. Those guys are as big as some of the body builders who've admitted roiding. Some natural guys can get big, but there's big and there's big, and some guys who are natural now, haven't always been so. Look at some of the great lifters of the pre-steroid days (pre 1940s), they also trained like animals and ate right, they got big but not 1/2 as big. Eugene Sandow was one of the great body-builders of the pre-steroid era, but he wasn't nearly as big as Lesnar/Overeem/Carwin.

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4/6/12 11:29 AM by whoabro

thanks, i was wondering about this-- i'm aware of many AAS sources (the same ones you are, i'm sure), but don't recall ever seeing epitest on their menus.

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4/6/12 10:26 AM by TecHNieK

i kind of feared this was going to happen... :( i was looking forward to that fight the most, really dont want to see JDS vs Mir..

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4/6/12 1:07 AM by rockwell

 And also because of it's ability to be abused to pass the T:E testing methods it has also been placed on the banned list! So by taking Epitest you'd still fail a drug test if you got caught even if you took only Epitest and not testosterone at all! LOL

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4/6/12 12:39 AM by BzGrappla

oh quit being so fuckin naive.. Cock lesnar has clearly been on whether it was mma ..but as well in WWEOvereem passed 2 pissed test and a blood test according to Kisser pre Lesnar fight.These guys makes their living with their bodies.. dont act like what they do is natural. They need special test to overcome injuries and train harder. Big money on the line. WHen people say I think, they know nothing about how designer roids work