Alistair Overeem will take part in a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting today at 12 p.m. ET to address the situation with his failed UFC 146 random drug test. After turning in a sample that showed a 14:1 testosterone ratio with the highest accepted level by the NSAC being 6:1.
Overeem has been removed from the UFC 146 main event title shot against Junior dos Santos, but claimed in his explanation of the failed test that he was not withdrawing his request for a fighter's license from the state. We will see what Nevada has to say about all of that today during the hearing, which Bloody Elbow will provide live updates of this afternoon.
On the agenda there are thirty-six pieces of "new business" with the entry for "Request by mixed martial artist Alistair Overeem for a license, for possible action. (Record 36-11)" checking in at number 36.
So, barring a motion to address Alistair's item on the agenda early, it will be a long meeting for those listening and watching for Overeem alone will be in for probably 90-120 minutes of stuff they have very little interest in.
Some familiar names will be getting their licenses, likely with nothing much to report as guys like "Sugar" Shane Mosley, Mike Brown and Mark Hunt are on the agenda because they're over 35 and have to take this extra step for licensing as a precaution.
There's also a lot of Nevada boxing camps looking for state grants to travel to competitions that have to be gone through as well as assignment of officials to fights and events. So a lot of business before Overeem's turn comes up.
We'll have updates during the meeting and reaction to the decisions made during the meeting throughout the day.