In what was supposed to be the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “Biggest” card ever, UFC 146 now awaits clarification as to whether or not the scheduled heavyweight match up will still take place and how this will shuffle the rest of the card.
No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem last week tested positive for a spiked testosterone-to-epitestosterone or T/E ratio of 14 to 1.
Nevada’s limit is 6 to 1.
He has since applied for a license and will get a hearing in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission,
UFC 146 takes place in Las Vegas.
Most are speculating that this means his scheduled heavyweight bout with UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is off while no official announcement has been made.
This has driven fans into a frenzy trying to figure out who would step in and replace Overeem for the title shot.
Most fans and experts expected someone from the Cain Velasquez vs. Frank Mir No.1 contenders fight to step in.
Most expected it to be Mir but UFC President Dana White this weekend on Twitter put that speculation to rest, at least for the time being.
“Mir vs. Cain (Velasquez) will happen,” tweeted White.
Mir had volunteered himself for the title shot just after the positive test results made the news.
“I have been fortunate to be able to fight in the UFC for more than a decade, and it is a dream of mine to become the first three-time heavyweight champion in the UFC,” said Mir in press release.
With all this being said, people are clamoring to know what will be done about the uncertainty at UFC 146 and what opponents the prominent Latinos on the card will face in May.