UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem gives first statement after licensing hearing

Immediately after receiving his fighters license from the NSAC, Overeem delivered a brief statement to the MMA media.

Leading up to his Heavyweight title shot against Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146, Alistair Overeem failed a drug test for having an elevated testosterone:epitestosterone ratio. He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for 9 months because of the failed test. On Tuesday, he appeared before the NSAC committee and was granted his fighters. Check out Alistair's first statement to the media following the hearing.

Now legal to fight, The Reem is scheduled to face Antonio Silva at UFC 156 on February 2. In the night's main event, former Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will challenge Jose Aldo for the Featherweight title. UFC 156 will take place in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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