UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem (left) with his attorney David Chesnoff.

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Athletic Commission met on Tuesday to determine the future of UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem following a failed drug test on March 27 in which he tested positive for an elevated testosterone to epitestosterone ratio of 14-to-1, which is more than double the 6-to-1 allowed by the commission.

After hearing from Overeem, Chesnoff, and Overeem’s doctor who prescribed medication which contained testosterone, reportedly for an injury and not to enhance performance inside the Octagon, the commission ruled that Overeem could re-apply for a license to fight on Dec. 27, 2012.

ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) caught up with Chesnoff following the commission meeting to get his thoughts on the nine month suspension:

“I’m happy about the shortened time period, I think that’s a success. I think the commission was in a tough spot because the rule is very strict, it’s not subject to much discretion. I think they gave Alistair a very fair hearing and I think he understands what his responsibilities are and he’s just looking forward to the next chance he gets to fight, which hopefully, as the commission said, is in December.”

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