Alistair Overeem Tests Positive For Banned Substance After Win Over Badr Hari
Overeem was expected to have an upcoming matchup, but that may be on hold now.
Former UFC star Alistair Overeem has tested positive for a banned substance over a month after his heavyweight matchup with Badr Hari.
According to Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf, Overeem tested positive for an undisclosed banned substance. He is waiting for the results of a “B” sample after his “A” sample returned positive.
Overeem’s team claims that the substance is “not a performance-enhancing substance.”
Overeem upset kickboxing legend Hari by unanimous decision with scorecards 29-26, 28-27, 28-27, 28-27, 28-27 at Glory Collision 4, which happened back in October.
The former UFC fighter was expected to face Dutch kickboxing champion Rico Verhoeven next, but that now depends on the findings of his “B” sample.
The 42-year-old is one of only two fighters to win a championship in MMA and K-1. He also won heavyweight straps in Strikeforce and DREAM.
He was close to winning a title in the UFC, but fell short during his ten-year run with the promotion from 2011 to 2021.
Overeem was suspended in 2012 for nine months after testing positive for elevated testosterone levels, which was found by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.