Overeem applies for license to NSAC

by Jeremy Botter | source: bleacherreport.com

Alistair Overeem has filed an application for a new fighter's license with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Keith Kizer, executive director of the commission, confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Sunday. Kizer also said that he "assumes" Overeem will be in attendance for an April 24 hearing regarding his test failure for elevated testosterone to epitestosterone.

Kizer also told Bleacher Report that Overeem has also not requested that his B-sample be tested.

When a fighter gives a urine sample during the drug screening process, his urine is divided into two samples. If the A-sample fails, the fighter has the option to request that the B-sample be tested. If the B-sample is clean, the fighter likely would not be punished.

Filing a license application is a risk for Overeem. If his application is denied due to the test failure, he likely would not be able to apply for a new license until April 2013.

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tags: Alistair Overeem (detail)  Nevada   Keith Kizer   


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rbl site profile image  

4/10/12 7:32 PM by rbl

I don't blame him but it does make me wonder why they bother testing at all.  

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4/10/12 6:51 PM by theinfamousjmo

JDS will be fighting 100%. That's what he was referring to

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4/10/12 6:46 PM by MTH

Ohh, and don't forget the K-1 title either.  The man is clearly a paragon of virtue.  Although truthfully--can you blame him?  Which do you choose if the choice is either (a) don't cheat and be a marginal money maker and mid-tier fighter until retirement and eventually open up a gym, or (b) cheat and become a huge money maker until it all blows up in your face? While you can't redo history, chances are Overeem has already made many times more money than he ever would have had he stayed clean.  He could retire tomorrow and--economically--he would have made the "right" choice even if it comes to light that he has been the biggest cheater the sport has ever known.

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4/10/12 6:43 PM by theinfamousjmo

If it's a conditional license, and he failed the conditions of the license, why wouldn't it?He now fought Brock as an unlicensed fighter.

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4/10/12 6:41 PM by rbl

What an incredible effort for a young man suffering from low testosterone to gain 60lbs of lean muscle in a few years, maintain 5% body fat and win the Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight titles.

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4/10/12 6:22 PM by mje364


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4/10/12 6:13 PM by Lessphilling

Didn't Dana already tweet Overeem would be fighting 100%?

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4/10/12 5:58 PM by inf0

people with BRANz figured out you meant Bas..

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