Following one of the most successful events in Bellator history, dampening news befell the promotion Monday morning when it was announced that headliner and co-headliner combatants of Bellator 149, Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice, tested positive for steroids.
Kimbo Slice tested positive for the steroid nandrolone and also had an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Ken Shamrock tested positive for nandrolone and methadone, an opioid used to treat pain or detoxify in people with a drug dependency. Shamrock also had an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio.
Shamrock’s T-to-E ratio was 12.4:1, while Slice’s was 6.4:1. The Texas and World Anti-Doping Agency limit is 4:1. The two men submitted urine samples in a pre-fight collection.
MMAFighting broke the story a few weeks ago though it was not known for what substances. They would also be the ones to break the news on what drugs both tested positive for. Interestingly enough however. The harshest punishment that the Texas State Athletic Commission has dulled out due to banned substance abuse has only been a 90 day suspension. TSAC has yet to declare what punishment may befall both fighters.