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Alistair Overeem Applies For Nevada Fight License

December 27, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to mmajunkie.com, Alistair Overeem today applied for a license to fight in Nevada in 2013. before he will be granted a license, he will need to appear before the state’s athletic commission, which will weigh several options before making a decision. Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer had the following to say about the situation…

“He will be required per his previous denial to appear before the full commission at the next scheduled meeting, which is Jan. 8th.

It will be his burden to prove to commissioners that he should be granted a license to compete in Nevada. After hearing all relevant evidence, the commission will have the option to deny the license, grant the license unconditionally, or grant the license with conditions.”

Overeem (36-11 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is scheduled to meet Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 156, which takes place Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

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