Glory Kickboxing’s Alistair Overeem has been suspended by the organization for 12 months due to testing positive for a banned substance.
In November, subsequent to his victory over Badr Hari, Overeem was found to have used a prohibited substance in his drug test. Therefore, Overeem’s win against Hari in October of the previous year has been overturned.
The substance found in Overeem’s test has not been disclosed yet, but both his A-Sample and B-Sample tests confirmed the positive result.
Overeem has been taken out of Glory’s heavyweight rankings and is obligated to reimburse the promotion for the earnings he obtained. It is not clear whether Overeem plans to challenge the 12-month ban.
And yet, while Overeem was with the UFC, he received a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission that lasted nine months.
This came about after he was found to have a higher than the permitted amount of testosterone in his system, which was twice the legal limit in the state.
It is not surprising then that the public was outraged.