If you thought that Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock looked in dreadful shape for Bellator 149, the latest news from MMAfighting.com indicates they may have been using performance enhancing drugs.
Somebody get me a third hand because I can only facepalm twice.
Slice and Shamrock had banned substances in their system according to the results of their pre-fight drug tests taken at Bellator 149 on Feb. 19 in Houston, Texas.
The fighters have since been suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation pending an adjudication process, according to MMAfighting.com. The exact substances they popped for are being withheld for now.
It’s difficult to imagine that Kimbo Slice was on performance enhancing drugs after witnessing what might be one of the worst fights in MMA history. In the co-main event Slice and his opponent, Dada 5000, whose real name is Dhafir Harris, gassed out early in a sluggish fight that was eventually stopped in the third when Dada fell to the canvas in exhaustion.
Dada suffered cardiac arrest after the fight and had to be resuscitated in ambulance. He was hospitalized for a week and it’s believed his medical problems stemmed from cutting an insane amount of weight prior to the bout.
In the main event, Shamrock was dispatched quickly by Royce Gracie after an apparent low blow wasn’t called by the referee and the fighter stopped defending himself.
Shamrock failed a drug test in California after his Feb. 13, 2009 fight against Ross Clifton, receiving a one year suspension by the state.
Typically, the maximum discipline for combatants who fail drug tests in Texas is a 90-day suspension and $5,000 fine.
Despite the poor skill level demonstrated at Bellator 149, it was the highest rated show in the promotion’s history and managed to draw up to 2.5 million viewers on Spike ….View full article
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