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MMA Link Club: Top Stories for Week of April 1st

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 8th, 2012
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Once again we’ve gathered the best MMA news from the baddest websites on the ‘net so that 5thRound nation won’t miss a beat! Make sure to check out the links after the jump.

The main event at UFC 146 could be scrapped after No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem flunked a surprise pre-fight drug test.

According to executive director Keith Kizer, the Dutchman registered a Testosterone/Epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 14:1. The NSAC allows a T/E ratio of 6:1.

Several plan B options have surfaced, but Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez can be taken off the list after UFC president Dana White said the former champions will still co-headline the same card.

Enough talk, onto this past week’s top news:

Frank Mir not filling in for Overeem [Lowkick]

Dan Henderson wants Jon Jones not Rashad Evans [MMAMania]

Four fights confirmed for UFC on FX 3 [Fightline]

Hot Potato: Jade Bryce [CagePotato]

Werdum the only legit replacement for Overeem [BleacherReport]

Chael Sonnen on Overeem’s failed test [MMAConvert]

Overeem’s hearing set for April 24th  [Five Ounces of Pain]

MMA fighter knocked out at pool party [MiddleEasy]

Rampage’s future acting career [Fight Opinion]

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