UFC 146 Heavyweights Faced Random Drug Tests Following Today’s Presser
All six main event fighters who attended today’s UFC 146 presser in Las Vegas, Nevada, were surprised with a random drug test immediately following the press conference. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) director, Keith Kizer, administered a random drug test on all fighters in attendance, which included UFC heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos, number one contender, Alistair Overeem, former UFC champions, Cain Velasquez and Frank Mir, TUF 10 winner, Roy Nelson and former EliteXC heavyweight champion, Antonio Silva.
Keith Kizer, speaking via MMAFighting, said:
“We brought the drug test to them instead of making them go to the drug test. If they were not in Las Vegas, I would need to find them a lab, which is of course, much more of a hassle.”
The report also states that the results may not be made available until well after UFC 146, which is set to go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 26th, 2012. Overeem was the centerpiece of a drug test fiasco prior to UFC 141 in which he was given a conditional license to fight, but had to follow strict guidelines handed down by the NSAC. Ultimately, “The Reem” passed all testing and went on to defeat Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 late last year via TKO. “Bigfoot” was caught using steroids back in 2008, even though he denied it.