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 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.


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