Above is video of UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem appearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) yesterday for a hearing regarding his failed urine test of March 27th. That was infamously the date of a press conference to promote UFC 146 in Las Vegas where all fighters present were hit with a surprise test. Overeem was the only fighter to fail.
His urine showed a testosterone:epitestosterone ratio of 14:1. The allowed limit in Nevada is 6:1, in many other jurisdictions it is 4:1.
Yesterday Overeem appeared before the NSAC with his attorney David Chesnoff and physician Dr. Hector Molina. Molina claimed that he had injected Overeem with a concoction of his own devising that, unbeknownst to Overeem, contained testosterone. Molina's testimony was less than convincing to say the least and the NSAC ruled that they would deny Overeem a license and not consider re-licensing him for 9 months.
Conveniently the 9 month suspension would leave him eligible for the Super Bowl weekend UFC which is traditionally held in Las Vegas.