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

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
April 8th, 2012

Alistair Overeem UFC Strikeforce

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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