Keith Kizer released the details of Alistair Overeem’s failed PED test to MMA Fighting recently and the results aren’t pretty. Overeem produced a testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio of 14:1 in his failed urine test, more than twice the legal 6:1 limit that Nevada has instituted and three times the limit of WADAA, Olympic and nearly every other state’s 4:1 ratio.
It’s also approximately half the levels that Milwaukee Brewers Outfielder Ryan Braun tested at in October of last year for a comparison and 1/6 as much as former Detroit Lions WR Johnnie Morton, who tested at 83.9 before a 2007 fight in California.
As of right now, Overeem has a couple options. He does have the right to ask for his B-sample to be tested to ensure the accuracy of the result. Every fighter taking a urine test has their sample split up into two in order to ensure accuracy; the second test would most likely be the same as the first but false positive have been known to happen.
That would likely trigger a carbon isotope ratio test; that test is used to determine whether the it was natural or synthetic testosterone in his urine. Overeem is unlicensed in the state of Nevada currently and would have a difficult time getting licensed; Keith Kizer explains it in detail to former Pride announcer Mauro Ranallo in an interview you can listen to right here.
Tags: Alistair Overeem, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC 146
Source: MMA Fighting