UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem was denied a license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his fight against Champion Junior dos Santos in Las Vegas in May. The Dutchman cannot apply again for a license with the Commission until December 27, 2012.
That would theoretically make him elegible for a UFC event planned around the New Year. However, the UFC will not promote a fighter who is under suspension. Undeterred, Overeem is still pursuing a fight on the card.
“That’s my goal," said Overeem in a recent interview. "I know that the UFC will not promote me on their card as long as I’m not licensed. That being said, we’re going to try to get licensed sooner and I’m confident that I will succeed."
“The last few months have actually been calm media-wise, which was good. I moved to Miami. I’m full-time here now and I got all settled there. I’m still training, always training, always improving my game."
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