CSAC

Strikeforce Champ Cris “Cyborg” Santos Tests Positive for Steroids, Stripped of Title

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com.

Strikeforce women's featherweight champion and top female pound-for-pound fighter Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol and has been fined and suspended for one year according to the California State Athletic Commission.

The CSAC released a press release earlier today regarding the matter. Santos' positive test comes just weeks after she picked up her 11th straight win, a 16-second TKO of Hiroko Yamanaka at Strikeforce's latest event last month. That result has now been changed to a no-contest.

“Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters,” CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd stated in the release. “Anabolic agents and other banned substances put not only the users of those agents at risk, but their opponents as well. The commission simply will not tolerate their use.”

Continue reading "Strikeforce Champ Cris “Cyborg” Santos Tests Positive for Steroids, Stripped of Title"

Barnett Breaks Silence on Positive Test


Josh Barnett. Photos by Gene Blevins/Golden Boy Promotions.

Josh Barnett and his management team, Excel Sports Management, have released an official statement to the media regarding Barnett’s recent positive test for steroids under the watch of the California State Athletic Commission.

It marks the first time that Barnett has addressed the media since the test results forced the abrupt cancellation of Affliction’s “Trilogy” show and the subsequent folding of the promotion last week. The complete unedited statement is available after the jump.

Continue reading "Barnett Breaks Silence on Positive Test"

CSAC Announces Policy Changes


From Oldvidhead on Flickr.

The California State Athletic Commission today announced several changes to their set of rules and regulations. All changes are set to go into effect immediately and may have quick results in terms of boxing and mixed martial arts events held in the state.

Among the changes include how a fighter may appeal a positive test for a performance enhancing substance or drug of abuse, the amount of tape permitted to be wrapped around a fighter’s wrist, and which fighters will be subjected to pre-fight drug tests.

However the biggest addition to the rules involves the new ability for a bout to be changed to a no-contest regardless of what kind of drug a fighter tests for, including previously non-fight changing substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and pain killers.

Continue reading "CSAC Announces Policy Changes"

Ken Shamrock Tests Positive for Steroids


Ken Shamrock. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.

It looks like Ken Shamrock’s date with Bobby Lashley later this month won’t be happening after all. (Thank God, seriously) The California State Athletic Commission says that he’s tested positive for three different kinds of steroids following his recent submission win over Ross Clifton and will be sitting on the sidelines for one year:

UFC legend Ken Shamrock has been suspended for one year for testing positive for the steroid Stanozolol, as well as two Nandrolone-based substances, 19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone, according to a statement issued by the California State Athletic Commission on Wednesday.

Shamrock‘s manager and attorney 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.

Here’s another instance of GNC-type supplements supposedly screwing over a fighter, if Shamrock’s claim is true of course. Like I’ve said before, it’s not worth taking them anymore. It seems like anything and everything has traces of banned substances these days.

Luke Thomas thinks that Shamrock’s troubles aren’t “punchline worthy” any longer, and he’s right. One of the sport’s pioneers is fighting well past his prime, embarrassing himself in the process, and tarnishing his legacy with his actions outside of the cage while everyone is sitting back and watching. It’s sad to see.

Arlovski, Lindland Medically Suspended After Affliction Losses


Andrei Arlovski. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official list of medical suspensions stemming from Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” show, which took place on January 24 in Anaheim.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, who suffered a first-round knockout loss to Fedor Emelianenko, has been suspended for 45 days and will need to be cleared by a physician before he is permitted to return. The same goes for the other two fighters who were knocked out at the event, Matt Lindland and Jason High.

 

Continue reading "Arlovski, Lindland Medically Suspended After Affliction Losses"

Faber Leads WEC 38 Salaries


Urijah Faber. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official list of fighter salaries stemming from World Extreme Cagefighting’s latest event, which took place on January 25 at the San Diego Sports Arena.

Jamie Varner successfully defend his WEC lightweight title after an illegal blow from Donald Cerrone ended their contest early, while Varner was ahead on the scorecards. Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber also took a step closer to regaining his belt, dispatching of Jens Pulver for the second time in the past year.

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

 

Continue reading "Faber Leads WEC 38 Salaries"

Arlovski Earns $1.5 Million for Affliction Loss


Andrei Arlovski. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official list of fighter salaries stemming from Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” show, which took place on January 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

In the show’s main event, Fedor Emelianenko scored a first-round knockout of former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski to retain his WAMMA heavyweight title. Josh Barnett and Vitor Belfort were victorious on the card as well.

Remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

Continue reading "Arlovski Earns $1.5 Million for Affliction Loss"

Kimo Leopoldo Applying for CSAC Director Job


Kimo Leopoldo. Photo courtesy of Kimo-Therapy.com

Unfortunately this isn’t a joke…

Snippets from a press release sent out this morning:

Keeping in tune with President Obama’s call for much needed change, Kimo formally applied for the CSAC job last week. “There are so many areas of the CSAC that needs more organization including simple things that most people do in their everyday lives. For example, providing promoters with receipts on CSAC letterhead would be a good start. From my past experiences, the CSAC had its receipts written on any old receipt book that you can buy at CVS.

“I am fully dedicated to my sport and all related sports regulated by the CSAC. MMA is in a fragile state in California and it needs guidance. I have had my ups and downs in this industry but, overall, I have 14 valuable years of real life experience in MMA and Kickboxing that nobody can take away from me.”

Remember, this is the same Kimo Leopoldo that tested positive for the banned steroid Stanozolol twice in the span of a two-year period. You can read the full release here. I’m all for change after Armando Garcia’s tenure as well, but c’mon.

Morning News and Notes: Horodecki Off Affliction Card, Yvel Cleared & More


Chris Horodecki. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Here are your daily news and notes for the morning of January 22, 2009.

- Former IFL lightweight standout Chris Horodecki has been forced out of his scheduled bout against Dan Lauzon at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” show this weekend after failing his medical tests under the watch of the California State Athletic Commission due to a bulging disk in his neck. According to Sherdog.com, the injury is restricting 80% of the strength in Horodecki’s right arm and the CSAC has refused to license him for the fight. Affliction officials are currently searching for a replacement opponent for Lauzon are expected to make a decision at some point today.

- Gilbert Yvel, infamously known for assaulting referees and misbehaving during fights, has officially been released to fight Josh Barnett at Saturday’s Affliction show. CSAC represenative Bill Douglas is comparing Yvel’s licensing process to the struggles that Mike Kyle and Kazushi Sakuraba went through before being permitted to fight in the state in the past. Yvel will also apparently be under a very watchful eye when he fights, as if he wasn’t going to be already.

Continue reading "Morning News and Notes: Horodecki Off Affliction Card, Yvel Cleared & More"

Afternoon Notes: Silva Fires Back at CSAC, EliteXC Show Being Planned & More


Antonio Silva. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.

- Former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva has filed a civil action suit against the California State Athletic Commission in an attempt to try to fight his suspension stemming from a positive steroids test last year. According to Sherdog.com, Silva is looking for a ruling that will temporarily release him from his suspension and potentially grant him another hearing with CSAC officials.

Continue reading "Afternoon Notes: Silva Fires Back at CSAC, EliteXC Show Being Planned & More"

Page 1 of 11 pages  1 2 3 >  Last ›