Finally Overeet: NSAC unanimously re-licenses Alistair Overeem to fight in 2013

It’s been a while for The Demolition Man.

Alistair Overeem lost his fighting license in the state of Nevada after failing a surprise drug test carried out at UFC 146 pre-fight press conference back in March of 2012. Today, the Dutchman has finally got his license back, by this making his UFC 156 fight with Antonio Silva “officially official”.

MMAJunkie.com’s John Morgan Tweeted the most important bits of Overeem’s face-to-face with the commission (via the UG):

-Blasting through a few reservation dates and grant requests, and now it’s time for Overeem.

-Jovial start to Overeem’s hearing, as he’s questioned about the weather in Florida, his new home.

-Overeem: “We’ve done everything we can to correct the errors that were made.”

-Kizer said Overeem sent in five tests between June and November that were all clean. Additionally, he was tested by NSAC on 11/16 and 12/21.

-Alistair said he’s been training during his time off and is actually bigger than he was before.

 -Alistair said he has a new nutritionist and a better medical team to ensure he’s always clean.

-Pat Lundvall asking if Alistair has insight on any lessons NSAC can learn from this situation.

-Overeem suggest NSAC needs to address the difficulty of arranging testing internationally.

-Motion is on the table and approved unanimously. Overeem has his license.

UFC 156 is less than a month away, taking place on February 2, 2013 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar headlines the card, while Rashad Evans vs. Little Nog is the co-main event. Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia and Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall conclude the super-stacked main card.

So what do you think, LowKick’ers? Is this an official start for Overeem’s path of destruction in 2013?  Once the fight is over be sure to check out the Overeem vs. Silva fight video highlights to find out. 

 


14 Comments

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    pjr321

    January 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    don't know if its the start of his path of destruction but someone is gonna get hurt im exited, would love to see him fight JDS if he gets past big foot

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    GoldenBibi

    January 8, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Cain will destroy the horse face in 2 rounds…. By a lung power MMA fight… …

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    DKMcGrath

    January 8, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Bigfoot got lucky against Browne Overeems gonna rearange his big head.

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    Brian Cox

    January 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Love him or hate him, he's a beast. It was such a drag to see him derailed after taking Lesnar apart, but it's all behind us now. So, let the games begin. My guess is, he'll put Bigfoot away and then we should get to see an epic battle between Cain and Overeem. Can't wait. It's shaping up to be a good year. This is a stacked, fun, card.

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    enjoylife321

    January 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    "Alistair said he's been training during his time off and is actually bigger than he was before"

    Seems like Allistair Overeem not only beat Brock Lesnar, he also ate him..

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    cranestyle

    January 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    After a long lay off, I think it's good Overeem doesn't walk into a title shot.

    While you can't count on 'MMA math', seeing how he does against Big Foot compared to what Cain did will still be interesting.

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    trickthaddy

    January 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I think Overeem is gona smash bigfoot. From there i dont know if he will get a title shot or fight JDS either way the top of the heavyweight div just got exciting

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      Brian Cox

      January 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      If he beats Bigfoot, I don't know why he'd have to fight JDS. Seems to me JDS would be more suited with the loser of that fight, not the winner. That is if Joe Silva's looking to pair JDS with someone from that match.

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        knn03

        January 9, 2013 at 4:09 am

        Agreed. If Overeem gets past Bigfoot his next fight should be for the #1 contender and I don't see JDS in that fight yet. After that total domination JDS should be 2-3 notches down, but people love JDS so who knows…

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    highkick12

    January 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    yay! Can never have enough exciting strikers in the ufc

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    Baby Ads

    January 9, 2013 at 2:33 am

    champion 4 sure, velasquez is going down… he destroys lesnar like a chicken, junior will be goat, while velasquez would be a fish…

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    IChokePeople

    January 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Alistair Overeem will be Champ by the end of 2013… If he can stop Cain's TD.

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