Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock both tested positive for steroids out of February’s Bellator 149 event, according to a report from MMAFighting.com.
The positive tests for the two of them had been previously reported, but now the exact substances found have been revealed.
Slice tested positive for the steroid nandrolone, which will render his “win” over Dhafir “DaDa 5000” Harris a “no contest.” He faces the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s maximum punishment of 90 days and a $5,000 fine.
As for Shamrock, he tested positive for both nandrolone and methodone, the latter likely used for pain management. He lost by TKO to Royce Gracie after a low blow went uncalled. He faces the same punishment, small as it is, as Slice.
Penick’s Analysis: This isn’t the least bit surprising. Shamrock at his age on steroids and on methodone are simply clear signs of why he shouldn’t be fighting; Slice taking steroids isn’t a shocker either given positive comments he’s made about steroids in the past. That Texas only has a 90-day suspension is a complete joke, but also another aspect of this that shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. If Bellator books them both after this – and they probably will – that’s going to be a further sign of how little they care about the drug issue in the sport.
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