Sherdog.com learned of Shamrock’s positive test from a source close
to the situation.
MMAFighting.com reports that Slice also tested positive for a
banned substance prior to the event. It is currently unknown for
which substances the fighters tested positive.
Sherdog.com recently filed a records request with the Texas
Department of Licensing and Regulation for drug tests results from
the event. However, the results for Shamrock and Slice were
redacted due to pending litigation. According to MMAFighting.com,
both fighters have been received an administrative suspension from
TDLR. Competitors on the card had their urine tested prior to the
Bellator officials were unable to comment on the matter because
they have not yet been made aware of any drug test failures.
Shamrock, 52, suffered a technical knockout loss to Royce Gracie
at the 2:22 mark of the opening round in the Bellator 149
headliner. “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” has appealed the
defeat, claiming that a Gracie groin strike allowed his opponent to
gain an unfair advantage prior to the finish. Gracie’s drug screen
came back negative.
suspended for one year by the California State Athletic
Commission in 2009 for failing a drug test following his victory
over Ross Clifton
at Wargods “Valentines Eve Massacre.” Shamrock tested positive for
the steroid Stanozolol as well as two Nandrolone-based substances,
19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone.
Meanwhile, the 42-year-old Slice stopped Dhafir
Harris via technical knockout 1:32 into round three in the
evening’s co-main event. After the bout, Harris was taken to a
hospital, where he suffered from severe dehydration, fatigue and
renal failure due to an excessive weight cut.