On Friday afternoon, UFC officials filed a license application on the heavyweight contender’s behalf for a bout with Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Overeem has not contacted the commission since he failed a pre-fight drug test for the pay-per-view event, which takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Additionally, Overeem has not requested the “B” sample of the test that flagged him for elevated levels of testosterone. He is expected to be present at an NSAC meeting in Las Vegas on April 24, when the NSAC will review his application. theflyingkneemma.com initially reported the license application.
Because Overeem is not currently licensed, he does not face an immediate suspension and/or fine. However, the NSAC could deny his license or sanction him in other ways.
Word is no replacement will be named until after April 24th when Overeem absolutely positively will NOT get licensed. Unless he’s got the most amazing story ever told, perhaps something involving gamma rays or a radioactive horse bite or something. I have no idea what the UFC is up to here. Certainly they wouldn’t bring this whole thing back up again at a commission hearing for no reason. Would they? And if they have a reason, what the eff is it???