On December 30th, 2011 the Ultimate Fighting Championship will take part in what could possibly be one of the biggest nights in mixed martial arts history at UFC 141
UFC 141 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and host arguably the most anticipated bout of 2011.
After making the transition from Strikeforce, Overeem is now set to make his UFC debut.
Or will he?
The once highly-talked about heavyweight showdown could fade away to nothing within the next 72 hours.
The complications and rumors leading up to the main event of the evening at UFC 141 are shadowed around Overeem's drug test sanctification's.
In recent news it has been stated that commission executive director Keith Kizer has had an extremely difficult time in receiving a mandatory drug test from Overeem.
Overeem was stated to have received a notice of the drug test on November 19th but no results were submitted within the usual 48 hour time frame.
And, now with less than three weeks remaining before one of the most hyped fights in UFC history, Overeem's sample has yet to be seen.
However, Overeem has stated he had submitted a blood test which was acknowledged by the NSAC. But, the sample did not meet the requirements.
Therefore, Overeem claims to have submitted a second sample but he or the NSAC have yet to see the results.
Speculations later arose that Overeem may have been avoiding submitting his results for an unspecified reason.
Overeem responded to these remarks by stating,
"I did not make any efforts to avoid any testing, and furthermore, I have done exactly what I was told to do by my assistants who were being told what to do by Mr. Kizer."
Overeem was later granted a conditional license but will have to submit another urine sample within 72 hours.
Whether or not Overeem will enter the Octagon on December 30th will depend on the results of this sample.
If Overeem's drug test comes back clean, he will be cleared to take on Brock Lesnar at UFC 141.