My guess: Alistair Overeem will fight at UFC 146 against JDS

Overeem's lawyered up

The heavyweight has retained a legal heavyweight, Nevada lawyer David Chesnoff to represent him in his upcoming NSAC hearing.

Chesnoff has a reputation for getting high-profile cases in Las Vegas. He's represented Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Paris Hilton, Suge Knight, Bruno Mars and Vince Neil, among others. He was also Overeem's lawyer during a March battery sentencing hearing, in which the Dutch star was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and anger management counseling. Overeem is due back in court for that same case on September 26.

Alistair Overeem’s TRT Defense Possibilities

Overeems defense swill be heard on April 24th. The question is-does he have a defense?

According to the NSAC he does. The same commission that ordered the test says, if Alistair Overeem pleads he had a sudden case of low testosterone, he can submit an application for a TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption)- 20 days before a fight. Overeem failed the random test before the 20 days allowed. So, what we have is – a commission ordering a random test and according to procedure giving him a defense as well.

If he pleads his case this way there’s more, he must provide results of no fewer than five tests, measuring things like total serum testosterone level (on separate occasions), luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and measurement of hemoglobin and hematrocrit levels. According to Keith Kizer NSAC Executive Director, this is usually enough to discourage a fighter to even want to apply for TUE.

I believe Alistair Overeem will get a fighting license for UFC 146 against JDS but it will be conditional and he has to perform all 5 tests described above.

Am I right? We´ll just have to see on April 24th.


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