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Alexander Shlemenko Suspended Three Years by CSAC After INSANE T/E Ratio Revealed

(via Bellator)

So not too long ago, it was revealed that former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko had tested positive for elevated testosterone following his win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 133. While our initial shock appeared to stem from the fact that the man above, not his cut from steel counterpart was the one juicing, yesterday’s CSAC hearing regarding Shlemenko’s punishment unveiled some rather mind-blowing information to say the very least.

Despite Shlemenko’s vehement deinal that he had taken any illegal substances, the results of his drug test revealed an absolutely bonkers 50/1 T/E ratio, as well as Oxandrolone and synthetic testosterone in his system.

That’s right. 50. To 1. If our steroid bust timeline is to be believed, that places Shlemenko second only to NFL receiver-cum-one-and-done MMA fighter Johnnie Morton’s 68.9 ratio on the list of highest T/E ratios ever. It should be reiterated that the average ratio for an athlete is 6/1.

So yeah, Shlemenko dun effed up, and he picked quite possibly the worst time to do it. As a result of NSAC’s newly-implemented guidelines regarding steroid infractions, Shlemenko was hammered with a three year suspension and a $10,000 fine. Additionally, Shlemenko’s win over Manhoef will be changed to a No Contest, which he can try to redeem when he is eligible to return to competition on February 13, 2018.

“Our job here is to protect the fighters, period,” said CSAC commissioner John Frierson. “The guy that he knocked out, he could have killed him.”

Honestly, this is probably a fitting end for Shlemenko’s MMA career…knocking out Manhoef with his patented spinning sh*t, I mean, not the lethal concoction of drugs running through his system while he did it. But so the saying goes: If you can’t do the time, don’t inject yourself with enough testosterone to give a rhinoceros cardiac arrest.

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