Alistair Overeem officially files for UFC 146 fight license in Nevada

Pictured: Alistair Overeem.

As mentioned earlier here, Alistair Overeem has officially filed an application to obtain his fighter's license in Nevada, according to BleacherReport.com. His hearing is set for April 24 and Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Executive Director Keith Kizer noted to B/R that he thinks "The Reem" will be in attendance on that day.

Overeem recently failed a drug test for elevated levels of testosterone, creating doubt that he will be able to go ahead with his scheduled heavyweight championship fight at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas against Junior dos Santos.

Also revealed in the report is that Overeem still isn't requesting for his "B" sample to be tested to confirm the result of his "A" sample. Seem like an admission of guilt? It's not, technically, but it certainly doesn't look good.

Then again, "Demolition Man" must be confident in whatever explanation he has for failing his drug test. After all, if he's denied his license thanks to said failure, he would likely be sitting on the sidelines until this time next year. Unless, of course, the UFC decided to go against the Commission's ruling, which is doubtful.

The promotion could also cut Overeem outright, something that seems entirely possibly considering how upset UFC President Dana White seemed to be once he was alerted to the situation.

All told, there's still a lot left to happen in this bizarre case. Overeem still has yet to speak on the matter and it's entirely possible he'll keep quiet until he gets his day in court. That's the smart play, too.

The UFC is also staying patient, having declared that a decision on the UFC 146 main event will not be made until after April 24 and Overeem's hearing. That gives more time to rally for Mark Hunt, or pine for Fedor Emelianenko, or hope Dan Henderson really does want to move up and fight for the heavyweight strap.

As always, the only thing we can all do is stay tuned.

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