Ken Shamrock tests positive for steroids

UFC hall of famer Ken Shamrock has tested positive for norandrosterone, noretiocholanolone and stanozolol, according to the California State Athletic Commission. The results are from a pre-fight drug test administered prior to his February 13th War Gods fight with Ross Clifton.

The failed drug test results in a year long suspension which will run nationwide until February 1st, 2010. The 45 year-old Shamrock, who was slated to face former pro wrestler Bobby Lashley on March 21st, will have a chance to appeal the decision.

One of the pioneers of the sport of MMA, Ken Shamrock was on a five-fight losing streak until his rather easy victory over Clifton at War Gods.

The failed test will undoubtedly fuel the widely known public controversy between Ken and his adopted brother Frank Shamrock, who has in the past accused Ken of using steroids.

Coincidentally, Ken Shamrock was a guest on today’s TAGG Radio program and talked about the fact he had been trying to gain some extra weight in preparation for his upcoming bout with Lashley. He said it was hard for him to gain weight when he is working out everyday.

Here’s a excerpt from a prophetic interview from March 2008 when Ken’s brother, Frank, said that Ken had been taking steroids his whole life:

Yeah. Why do you think that his mind is so fried? Why do you think he crumbles before the big fights? He’s got no psyche. He let steroids give him a false sense of security and the moment that stuff is gone he’s no longer superman. He’s just a regular man. But without all the hard work and without all the belief in himself that a regular man would have if he got up to that point. He’s the only guy that I’ll tell on, because he’s always in trouble anyway.

By: Jeff Howard

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