Friday, October 15, 2021

Heavyweight Title Still On The Line May

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Whether he fights Alistair Overeem or not, Junior Dos Santos will still be in the cage on May 26th according to UFC President Dana White who confirmed the current heavyweight champion will still be action today.

Who Dos Santos will defend the title against is up in the air at this point while the UFC waits on word from NSAC regarding Alistair Overeem and his standing. Overeem failed a pre-fight drug test administered last week by the NSAC.

Frank Mir has been pegged as an early replacement while fans have also thrown support behind Mark Hunt who is currently on a three fight win streak. Fedor Emelianenko has also seen support from fans on message boards and Twitter, though the likelihood of that happening is higher than Overeem's T/E ratio.

Overeem's “A” sample came back with a T/E ratio will over the 6:1 limit allowed by the NSAC and now results from the “B” sample will likely determine the out come of whether or not Overeem will be allowed to fight at UFC 146.

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