All of the drug test results from last Saturday’s UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir fight card came back clean, this according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director, Keith Kizer.
For this event, all twenty-four competitors from the preliminary card on up were subjected to testing.
Given the event’s history, however, this article’s headline could be misleading/confusing. Alistair Overeem infamously failed a surprise drug test conducted by the NSAC at a pre-fight press conference for the event. As Chael Sonnen is quick to point out, Overeem did not register the presence of an illegal substance, but an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio.
He explained this by pointing to a mysterious injection he was administered by a doctor with questionable credentials in order to combat a rib injury; Overeem claims he was told the injection was an anti-inflammatory and never thought to ask what else could be in it. The injection contained testosterone, which altered his levels.
Overeem was pulled from his planned title fight against Junior dos Santos and replaced by Frank Mir as a result. Dos Santos defeated Mir by second-round TKO to make the first successful defense of his belt.
UFC 146 went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured the promotion’s first ever all-heavyweight fight card.