Manager: Overeem has a reasonable explanation for Test test

by Joe Rocha | source:

Alistair Overeem’s manager Glenn Robinson has made it clear that Overeem and camp are still confident that aftera hearing on April 24, he will be approved to fight for the UFC heavyweight title on May 26th.

“I spoke with Glenn Robinson, manager of Overeem and he says he is very respectful and is hopeful that he will be granted his license and the entire team is very confident that he will be facing Junior dos Santos come May 26th” related Kenny Rice. “Now Robinson wanted to make it very clear that despite other reports, Overeem did not test high for testosterone, but rather his testosterone to epitestosterone was off  and he has a reasonable explanation to why that is, which he will present to the commission next Tuesday.”

Most observers believe that “The Reem” will likely file for TRT exemption. According to NSAC executive director, Keith Kizer, that has not taken place, but he did not rule out his eligibility for exemption at this point.

“Kizer confirmed several things. Overeem has applied for a license to fight in the state and he will have the opportunity to present his case to the commission on why he should be granted that license, despite failing his pre-fight drug test. Now, some have speculated that he may use the defense of testosterone replacement therapy or TRT as a defense as we’ve seen several fighters do before. Speaking with Kizer, he has said Overeem has not applied for TRT exemption, but that does not mean he can’t. He has time to do that. As long as he gives the commission’s doctors time to deal with the situation. “

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the geek site profile image  

4/21/12 12:14 AM by the geek

Looks like the needle fit!

MisterFixit site profile image  

4/17/12 8:31 PM by MisterFixit

If he's got a doc that will say he needs it, like Diaz has a doc that says he needs his, I'm not gonna argue.

ssj site profile image  

4/17/12 8:17 PM by ssj

The fight will go on, logic be damned.

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4/17/12 7:54 PM by jmacdoug

<blockquote>Moke - <blockquote>jmacdoug - <blockquote>Moke - btw, even if it's shown his total levels were not out of range, he'd still have to have been taking an illegal substance to lower his epitestosterone levels to acheive the 14:1 ratio.<br type="_moz" /></blockquote><br /><br />read up on T:E ratio because you don't know what you're talking about and you're embarrassing yourself</blockquote><br /><br />You mean you can achieve a 14:1 ratio without any exogenous hormones or banned substances? Please enlighten me Doctor.</blockquote><br />oh, my bad. i read your post wrong. i'll eat crow on that one...edit: did you add the last line last night between the time i read your post and the time i quoted it or something?

the geek site profile image  

4/17/12 7:48 PM by the geek

Thank you. I can't believe it took 4 pages for this comedy to get the respect it deserves!Slack jawed hippies.

whoabro site profile image  

4/17/12 7:04 PM by whoabro

KK also said that 3rd fighter w a TUE is in the public record. Anyone ever find who it was?

8flat site profile image  

4/17/12 5:05 PM by 8flat

So those other states like Texas and Illinois don't test these guys before fights? Are you sure?

MedMan007 site profile image  

4/17/12 4:22 PM by MedMan007

Actually, it was NSAC:

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4/17/12 3:54 PM by Dogman


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4/17/12 12:54 PM by MITman2k

 heh no problem, everybody makes typos, just wanted to make sure it was that, or if it was something new that I hadn't known of before. I'll track down and read all of the Kizer interview and then go from there(or if you know the link to the interview that would be appreciated too), Thanks!