Alistair Overeem (pictured) will be taking a drug test today in an effort to appease the Nevada State Athletic Commission. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Bacardi)
"The Reem" is back in the news.
After having his fight license denied by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for nine months this past May, UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem is apparently trying to get back in the commission's good graces.
"I'm doing a drug test today to build confidence with the Nevada state athletic commission and because I respect and appreciate the UFC."
"And to let junior know I am a clean fighter, I'm all natural Junior.. and I am coming for you"
Obviously, this isn't a random test, the type which caught Overeem off guard after the UFC 146 ticket announcement press conference, but it's a start.
The reason Overeem has been in hot water was his 14:1 testosterone to epitestosterone (T/E) ratio, over twice the legal limit of 6:1 for the state of Nevada.
Overeem defended himself in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission this past April, claiming he unknowingly was injected with a testosterone-laced cocktail while rehabbing a rib injury and even bringing in the doctor who performed the procedure.
While Overeem's attempt to get a license to fight in Nevada was denied, he'll have another opportunity this upcoming December after the remainder of his nine month vacation is over.
Do you think passing a drug test today would prove anything?