When Frank Shamrock said his brother Ken was using steroids, he apparently wasn’t kidding.
According to MMA Mania, Ken Shamrock has tested positive for three different banned substances.
Mixed martial arts legend Ken Shamrock tested positive for three illegal anabolic steroids — Norandrosterone, Noretiocholanolone and Stanozolol — after his first round armbar submission over Ross Clifton at War Gods: “Valentine’s Eve Massacre,” which took place at Selland Arena in Fresno, Calif., on Feb. 13, according to the California State Athletic Commission.
Shamrock has been suspended and fined $2,500 for the transgression. He has the right to appeal the finding in the future.
Awesome, Ken, like you really needed it to beat Ross Clifton, who by the way, was obviously not on any sort of performance enhancing drugs.
Looking on the bright side, Ken doesn’t have to worry anymore about getting split in two by Bobby Lashley in a week and a half. Maybe now he’ll finally realize it’s time to hang it up.
Or most likely, he’ll come up with some sort of ridiculous excuse that will give us a good laugh. And I, for one, can’t wait to hear it.
Update: Right after I hit publish, I saw this report from Sherdog. Ken is in fact denying the allegations.
Shamrock‘s manager and lawyer Rod Donohoo said the fighter has adamantly denied the allegations and will appeal the suspension.
“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,” Donohoo told Sherdog.com on Wednesday.
Donohoo told Sherdog.com that he will request an expedited appeal.
“Ken is willing to submit to immediate testing in Sacramento to prove his innocence,” said Donohoo.
Over-the-counter substances triggering false positives for three different anabolic agents? C’mon. I’m not an expert on steroids and supplements, but that sounds pretty far-fetched. They better come up with some truly compelling evidence if they want the CSAC or anyone else, for that matter, to believe them. If we have any “experts” in the crowd reading this, please chime in if I’m wrong.