MANILA, Philippines – Dutch kickboxer Alistair Overeem is seeking to secure himself a license for his mixed martial arts (MMA) return after serving his suspension for failing a drug test.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Overeem was declared as likely to fight the winner between heavyweight title holder Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez.
But Overeem’s manager Glenn Robinson said the Dutch behemoth will have to get himself a license first.
“Right now, he's not even licensed, so the UFC's (Ultimate Fighting Championship) hands are tied. The UFC can't book him a fight until he gets licensed. So right now it's all talk,” he said.
“We're appreciative that Dana (White) and Lorenzo (Fertitta) want him to fight for the title, and we're thankful for that, but right now the focused is to get licensed,” added Robinson.
Overeem was supposed to challenge Do Santos in UFC 146 last May.
But the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) found him positive for elevated levels of testosterone, prompting the commission to suspend his license until December 27, 2012.