Alistair Overeem cleared by NSAC for UFC 141 battle with Brock Lesnar

Hard-hitting Dutchman Alistair Overeem was finally able to put some speculation to rest this week after testing negative for any illegal drug use and thus receiving clearance from the Nevada State Athletic commission to compete. Overeem’s status was originally called into question when the 31-year old was granted a conditional license in light of a missed a drug testing deadline he claimed was due to some confusion about exactly what the NSAC needed.

As part of the punishment Overeem is still required to submit additional drug tests over the next six months but this week’s news was certainly a relief to fans, as well as a certain UFC executive.

Overeem Remains Positive in Wake of Drug Testing Flub

“Overeem is ready to go!!! Lesnar vs. Overeem is on,” exclaimed Dana White on Twitter once word broke of the negative result.

Overeem will face Brock Lesnar on December 30 in headlining action at UFC 141. The winner of their bout will be awarded a shot at divisional champion Junior dos Santos.