Sidelnikov Suspended for Steroid Use
The man touted as “Baby Fedor,” Kirill
Sidelnikov has been suspended one year for testing positive for
the steroid Stanozolol, said the California State Athletic
Commission on Tuesday.
Sidelnikov (5-3), a Red Devil teammate to the world’s top
Emelianenko, lost a slugfest in his U.S. debut against Paul
Buentello at Affliction “Day of Reckoning” on Jan. 24 in
Anaheim, Calif. The 20-year-old Russian went blow-for-blow early
with the more experienced Buentello (27-10), but was floored by a
barrage of strikes in the final period, prompting referee John
McCarthy to call in a ringside physician to check on the battered
fighter. The bout was promptly called off.
Also used in horse racing, Stanozolol promotes muscle growth and
strength increases, usually without excessive weight gain.
If the suspension remains uncontested, Sidelnikov will be eligible
to re-apply for licensure in California after Jan. 18, 2010 and
will pay a $2,500 fine.
Representatives for Sidelnikov were not immediately available for
The CSAC also announced that Wesley
"Cabbage" Correira has been suspended for six months and fined
$1,000 for testing positive for marijuana. Correira had been
scheduled to face Buddy
Roberts at a co-promoted Wargods and Ken Shamrock
Productions event on Feb. 13 in Fresno, Calif., but withdrew from
the fight last-minute due to a contract dispute with the promotion.
Correira was issued a drug test prior to fight night.
“700 ng/mL is 685 ng/mL above the cutoff level for marijuana,”
wrote CSAC Assistant Executive Officer Bill Douglas of Correira’s
tested levels via email.
also notified Correira in writing on Feb. 20 that he would be
placed under suspension until he satisfied his one-fight contract
with Wargods. A Wargods rep told Sherdog.com that the promotion
planned to bring the Hawaiian heavyweight back as their headliner
for a May 30 event in San Diego, though Corriera’s drug suspension
will supersede those plans.
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