UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has taken the first step back towards an in-ring career by applying for a license to fight. “The Demolition Man” saw his ability to compete put on hold earlier this year after returning an elevated T:E level brought on by testosterone use in a random drug test. However, with the nine-month period expiring this week, Overeem should be back in business before long.
Overeem’s future will be part of a Nevada Athletic Commission meeting in early January where the board is expected to hand him a conditional return to the Octagon that’s likely to feature some sort of stipulation relating to drug testing.
The Dutch finisher’s next fight has already been scheduled. He is expected to face Antonio Silva on February 2 at UFC 156. If victorious, Overeem is likely to earn a crack at the divisional championship.
SOURCE: MMA Fight Corner
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