Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock both failed drug tests at Bellator 149, MMA Fighting has learned.
Slice and Shamrock had banned substances in their system per the results of pre-fight drug tests. Bellator 149 took place Feb. 19 in Houston, Texas, multiple sources said.
Both men have been administratively suspended by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) pending an adjudication process, sources said. The official test result documents, showing the exact substances Slice and Shamrock tested positive for, have been withheld by the TDLR due to potential pending litigation. Athletes on the card had urine samples taken before their bouts.
Typically, the maximum discipline for combatants who fail drug tests in Texas is a 90-day suspension and $5,000 fine.
Shamrock also failed a drug test in California in 2009 after a win over Ross Clifton at WarGods: Valentine’s Eve Massacre. At the time, three steroids were found in Shamrock’s system: norandrosterone, noretiocholanolone and stanozolol.
When reached by MMA Fighting, Texas Combative Sports Program director Greg Alvarez had no comment, referring all inquiries to open records officials.
Bellator spokesman Danny Brener said the promotion had not been officially notified of any test failures and, because of that, cannot comment. Brener added that Bellator MMA president Scott Coker is looking into the matter.
MMA Fighting reached out to representatives of both Shamrock and Slice, but did not receive a response as of Friday afternoon.
Royce Gracie defeated Ken Shamrock via first-round TKO in the main event of Bellator 149. Gracie appeared to land a low blow with his knee in a clinch, which led to Shamrock being dropped and ultimately finished. Shamrock was appealing the result, but that is likely out the window with his positive drug test.
In the co-main event, Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, defeated Dada 5000 by third-round TKO. ….View full article
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