UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission today and testified that he had received an anti-inflammatory injection that contained testosterone before failing a random urine test on March 27th.
Overeem's physician, Dr. Hector Oscar Molina, was also present at the hearing along with his attorney Davis Chesnoff. At the hearing Overeem testified that he saw Dr. Molina at the recommendation of retired MMA fighter Tre Telligman. Overeem had previously encountered Molina when Molina oversaw Overeem's drug testing on behalf of Texas authorities before Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum in June 2011.
Dr. Molina said he injected Overeem with a cocktail including Vitamin B-12, Dexamethasone, Toradol, and an aqueous form of testosterone. Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant steroid drug, Toradol is also an anti-inflammatory. The function of the aqueous testosterone in the mix was unspecified.
Molina injected Overeem with the mix in January at a Doctor's visit but said he hadn't informed Overeem that it contained testosterone (although he later seemed to contradict that statement). He also gave Overeem a vial containing more of the mix and instructed the fighter on how to inject it. Following a call on March 22nd he advised the fighter to take another injection.
Molina's testimony before the NSAC left many observers unimpressed and the comments from the MMA media following the hearing on Twitter were brutal featuring multiple references to the Simpson's infamous Dr. Nick.
Let's learn more about Dr. Molina after the jump...
A quick Google search of for Dr. Hector Molina reveals a number of interesting articles that appear to concern the same man.
First up his main medical practice and what appears to be his sideline business: The Men's Performance Enhancement Clinic. The MP-EC web site touts Molina's experience working with "MMA Fighters and Boxers" and brags that they "have over 50 collective years treating erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, and premature ejaculation caused by hormone imbalance, lack of libido, andropause (male menopause or manopause), prostate removal side effects, diabetes or psychological issues."
Next, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article from 2004 (retrieved from their pay archives) has an article about a Dr. Hector Oscar Molina of Colleyville -- a community just north of Fort Worth and near Irving, TX:
The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners has fined Dr. Hector Oscar Molina of Colleyville $25,000 and placed restrictions on his practice for three years for prescribing controlled substances and dangerous drugs over the Internet without establishing "a proper physician-patient relationship."
Molina, who has a general practice in Irving, will be prohibited from prescribing Schedule II and III controlled substances, among them medications such as morphine, codeine, methadone, oxydone (Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and anabolic steroids. Controlled substances are drugs with a high potential for abuse and which may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
Molina must also establish a proper physician-patient relationship with all patients in his practice, which requires him to "personally and physically see, examine, diagnose and treat every patient in person."
The action was initiated when a complaint was filed with the medical board by a Colorado man who received drugs prescribed by Molina from the unregulated Internet pharmacy, www.prescriptionconsultation.com. It is no longer operating under that name.
According to the state medical board, Molina, who was licensed in Texas in August 1997, violated the proper physician-patient relationship because he prescribed the drugs without having examined the patient, taken a proper history, acquired adequate medical records and performed adequate tests.
Then there's this 2010 arrest report from LocalNewsOnly.com, again it's unconfirmed that this is the same Dr. Molina:
HECTOR OSCAR MOLINA, 45, of 5486 Pool Road in Colleyville. Colleyville PD - Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence. Arrested at 5486 Pool Road at 7:45 PM on 4/24/10 by Detective Bob Etheridge. Molina listed his occupation as self-employed Physician, Molina Medical Clinic in Irving. Released at 12:35 AM on 4/25/10.
Then there's this Fox News report headlined "Plastic Surgery Nightmare for a Texas Woman" once again a Dr. Hector Oscar Molina:
Dr. Hector Oscar Molina is an Irving doctor. His website claims he does everything from tummy tucks to facial surgery. But for the second time this year a patient has ended up at Baylor Hospital with devastating complications.
" I was so scared for my daughter," said the patient's mother. "When he took off all of the bandages, we saw the wounds and they were so open and infected."
The mother says her daughter, who does not want to be named, was rushed to Baylor's emergency room after getting an arm lift and breast implants at Molina Medical in Irving.
She says her daughter, who weighs more than 300 pounds, wanted her arms slimmer.
She complained to the Texas Board of Medical Examiners that Dr. Hector Oscar Molina performed a "17 hour" operation. She says the family called 911 nine days after the surgery because the wounds were severely infected and she couldn't breathe.