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Overeem has a date with the NSAC

Alistair Overeem has made it no secret that he plans to fight on December 29th for the UFC heavyweight championship. Standing in his way: a steroid suspension that is in effect until two days before the event, and the concept that scheduling a fighter for a title bout before his punishment for cheating is over is grotesque in the extreme. It would be a sad day indeed for this gentlemanly sport if we allow such transgressions, I say! But Overeem cares not for our sense of sportsmanship. Here he is revealing he’s got a date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to talk it over:

A very important factor is my license. I’m not licensed yet to fight, so of course the UFC cannot promote anything. I gotta get my license first. And I’m now scheduled to, uh. I’m able to reapply for my license in December a couple days before the fight. But we have a strategy. We’re going to go in front of the commission sooner with the argument of good behavior. We have been doing random tests on our own. They were all witnessed by an independent doctor. In the hope of getting a license sooner. I think we will get it sooner. Maybe a conditional license that I have to appear and do some random tests. We have a set date this month [to appear before the commission]. Nothing [is] confirmed, we’re gonna try and get it. Hopefully we will.

We’ve already noted that NSAC head Keith Kizer doesn’t seem all that thrilled with the idea of Overeem fighting on the UFC’s year end card. But one thing I’ve started to realize over the past several commission hearings is Kizer only has so much power. Past that, it’s the NSAC board that votes on these things and they’ve revealed themselves to be unabashed Overeem ass lickers. They already praised his ‘honesty’, shortened his steroid suspension from a year to six months, and straight up stated he’d be welcome back for this event. A special license agreement wouldn’t shock me at all. Hell, at this point a back massage and foot rub wouldn’t be all that surprising.

  • frickshun

    ^^WTF are you talking about?? I pray we don’t reward this idiot’s blatant cheating by giving him a title shot IMMEDIATELY after testing positive.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Kizer’s response made my day:

    There is some discretion at the commission level, but I don’t think this is the case to use that discretion. This is not just a guy who engaged in cheating, but a guy who ran out the front door when the testing was being done.

  • Fightlinker

    There is some discretion at the commission level, but I don’t think this is the case to use that discretion.”

  • Fightlinker

    dun dun duuuuuuuuuuun!

  • Letibleu

    When Overeem showed up for that pre event press conference he left the building BEFORE the press conference and didnt wanna come back. UFC threatened him and he came back. He was dogged by commission officials to prevent him from running away after the presser. He had a bunch of excuses for not being able to pee but finally Zuffa people got him to pee and voila, he pissed hot.

    I wanna see the JDS Overeem fight real bad, like REAL BAD but come on, there must be a repercussion within the organization for pissing hot. Cant just go back to business as usual for a fighter that got caught red handed. Otherwise let’s stop dicking around, fuck testing and lets get these testicle<muscle humans to fight already.

  • drunkenjunk

    apparently leti, its ok when he’s the man that crushed their highest ppv guy.

  • bosswell

    Junior doesn’t seem too worried about Overeem being on the sauce. I say, let them fight!