January 17, 2012 3:59:15 PM
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal tests positive for steroids, determined to clear name
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs following his bout against Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Jardine" on Jan. 7 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletice Commission (NSAC) claimed results show Lawal tested positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid commonly used in body building, following his victory over Larkin. However, "King Mo" immediately denounced the allegations.
"I'm very surprised about this. I am very careful about what I put into my body," Lawal told ESPN. "I've never tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. I've gone through, and still welcome, Olympic-style testing.
"I will do whatever is necessary to get to the bottom of this."
Luke Rockhold, Keith Jardine, Robbie Lawler, Muhammed Lawal, Tyron Woodley, Tarec Saffiedine, Tyler Stinson, Nah-Shon Burrell, James Terry, Gian Villante, Trevor Smith, Ricky Legere, Chris Spang, Estevan Payan and Alonzo Martinez were also tested but passed without issue.Source: www.mmamania.com
January 6, 2012 7:20:15 PM
CSAC: Strikeforce champ Cris 'Cyborg' Santos tests positive for anabolic steroids
The California State Athletic Commission has suspended and fined Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos due to a failed drug test.
CSAC officials today announced the fighter tested positive for stanozolol metabolites following a Dec. 17 title defense at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal."
She's been suspended one year and fined $2,500, according to a release the CSAC emailed to MMAjunkie.com. Her win also over Hiroko Yamanaka has been overturned to a no-contest.
"Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters," CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd stated. "Anabolic agents and other banned substances put not only the users of those agents at risk, but their opponents as well. The commission simply will not tolerate their use."
Santos, who's widely regarded as the sport's top female fighter, earned a disclosed payday of $66,000 for the Dec. 17 fight.
Santos's provision of a urine sample was observed by a CSAC representative on the night of the fight, and the sample was sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency test facility at UCLA. Santos has the right to appeal the suspension of her license.Source: mmajunkie.com