The fate of UFC 146's main event will be decided Tuesday, April 24, at a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing.
That's when headliner Alistair Overeem will explain why his testosterone to epitestosterone ratio was 14:1 after a March 27 drug test. The NSAC's T/E ratio limit is 6:1.
Overeem will have to convince the commission that he didn't bend the rules to end up with the 14:1 ratio in order to get licensed to fight Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title on May 26.
According to NSAC executive director Keith Kizer, the hearing will begin at 9 a.m. PT, however, Overeem's case will only be heard at approximately 10 a.m. PT. Kizer also told NBCSports.com that Overeem has not asked for his 'B' sample to be tested, which almost guarantees at this point that he won't be going that route anymore.
Overeem has retained high-profile lawyer David Chesnoff to represent him. Chesnoff has represented the likes of Michael Jackson and Paris Hilton in the past.
Should Overeem not be licensed to fight, the UFC will have to find a replacement to face dos Santos for the title. Frank Mir, who is currently scheduled to face Cain Velasquez in the co-main event, appears to be the front-runner to move up to the main event.
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