We reported to you late Tuesday evening that Kirill Sidelnikov, also known as “Baby Fedor,” had tested positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol during testing which took place at Affliction: Day of Reckoning when he fought Paul Buentello on January 24, 2009. Early Wednesday morning PRO MMA (promma.info) received the following statement from Sidelnikov’s management regarding the Russian’s steroid use and his subsequent suspension:
M-1 Global officials first learned that Kirill Sidelnikov failed his post-fight screening for performance enhancing drugs when it was informed late last week by the California State Athletic Commission.
Immediately after the company was notified, an internal investigation was launched. As a part of the investigation, M-1 Global officials spoke with Kirill and asked him to explain his position.