Monday, March 16, 2009

Ken Shamrock Tests Positive For Steroids, Suspended One Year

Posted by Kris Karkoski

Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock

The California State Athletic Commission on Wednesday suspended Ken Shamrock for one year after the veteran fighter tested positive for multiple steroids following his first-round submission of Ross Clifton on February 13th in Fresno, California. The win was Shamrock’s first in nearly five years.

Shamrock’s suspension runs until February 1, 2010 and he also faces a $2,500 fine after testing positive for Norandrosterone, Noretiocholanolone, and Stanozolol. Norandrosterone and Noretiocholanolone are metabolites of the commonly used anabolic steroid nandrolone, while Stanozolol is another commonly used performance enhancer.

“The World’s Most Dangerous Man” was slated to square off with former professional wrestler Bobby Lashley in the MMA main event of “March Badness,” a hybrid boxing/MMA event scheduled for March 21st in Pensacola, Florida.

Shamrock has the right to appeal the suspension and will reportedly do so, according to Sherdog, who spoke with his attorney, Rod Donohoo.

“Ken was taking legal over-the-counter products, and based upon our preliminary research, I’m investigating if those products were the result of these findings,” said Donohoo. “Ken is willing to submit to immediate testing in Sacramento to prove his innocence.”

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