Sherdog.com is reporting K-1 heavyweight Tim “Big Perm” Persey tested positive for methamphetamine following his loss to Jonathan Wiezorek.
Heavyweight Tim Persey of Irvine, Calif., tested positive for methamphetamine following his stoppage loss to Jonathan Wiezorek last Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The CSAC has handed Persey a $1,000 fine along with a six-month suspension. Persey will be given 60 days to appeal the fine and suspension.
Here is a blurb about methamphetamine from Wikipedia:
Methamphetamine is a potent central nervous system stimulant which affects neurochemical mechanisms responsible for regulating heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, appetite, attention, mood and responses associated with alertness or alarm conditions. The acute effects of the drug closely resemble the physiological and psychological effects of an epinephrine-provoked fight-or-flight response, including increased heart rate and blood pressure, vasoconstriction (constriction of the arterial walls), bronchodilation, and hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar). Users experience an increase in focus, increased mental alertness, and the elimination of fatigue, as well as a decrease in appetite.
Users must also take caution and avoid being showered by cold water, riding high-speed roller coasters, consuming caffeine powered drinks, or exercising and weight lifting, as these actions can trigger hypertension, nervousness, extreme rapid heartbeat, dilated heartbeat, or sudden death.