In a perfect world, Alistair Overeem’s testosterone levels would be somewhere around the level of 5:1. Considering his physical disposition, that sounds about right anyway. Unfortunately, he has the testosterone level of 14 men, and that’s over twice as much as he’s allowed to compete with in the state of Nevada. The silver lining of this cloud is that the fight between him and Junior Dos Santos CAN still take place, it just can’t be in Las Vegas. In theory, since Alistair Overeem didn’t have an active license at the time of his surprise drug screening (his provisional license expired at the end of 2011), the Nevada State Athletic Commission cannot suspend a license he didn’t have, nor can they punish him in any way. It would solely be up to the promoter (UFC) to punish the Dutch kickboxer.
The fight could still take place in Brazil, unless Mark Hunt steps in to fight Junior Dos Santos in Ubereem’s place on May 26. In fact, there has been a public outcry from the fighters and fans across all social media networks to #RallyForMarkHunt since the news was announced that Alistair might not be able to compete at UFC 146. It has become an instant internet phenomenon. Personally, I don’t think the UFC will ever let the fight happen; they can’t afford to put Junior Dos Santos in that much danger. Regardless, folks like KneeBarBuffet are cutting videos like this one, pleading to give the Super Samoan his shot at UFC gold; and that’s a message we can get behind.