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Ken Shamrock Slapped With One-Year Suspension After Positive Steroid Test

Such is the sad life of Ken Shamrock — even when he manages to snap a five-fight losing streak by submitting a morbidly obese man with no submission defense or the ability to get to his feet after he’s fallen to the mat, he still had to cheat in order to do it. Kevin Iole passes along the bad (though fairly unsurprising) news:

The [California State Athletic] commission announced Shamrock’s suspension and $2,500 fine on Wednesday for testing positive for 19-Norandrosterone, 19- Noretiocholanolone and Stanozolol following his first-round victory over Ross Clifton.
 
Shamrock is slated to fight ex-World Wrestling Entertainment star Bobby Lashley in the co-main event of a March 21 MMA/boxing card in Pensacola, Fla. That fight is almost certainly now not going to happen as a result of Shamrock’s suspension. States are required to honor each other’s suspensions, which means that Florida would not allow Shamrock to fight while under suspension in Calfornia…
 
Shamrock’s suspension runs through Feb. 1, 2010, at which point he would be 10 days shy of his 46th birthday and would not have fought in almost a year.

Well hey, it looks like his brother Frank was right all along. But of course, nobody in this sport actually takes steroids — they simply take legal supplements that happen to secretly have steroids in them. And Ken is hoping that this dependable defense will keep him out of hot water:

Shamrock‘s manager and attorney Rod Donohoo said the fighter has adamantly denied the allegations and will appeal the suspension.
 
“Ken was taking legal over-the-counter products, and based upon our preliminary research, I’m investigating if those products were the result of these findings,” Donohoo told Sherdog.com on Wednesday
 
“Ken is willing to submit to immediate testing in Sacramento to prove his innocence,” said Donohoo.

Right. Good luck with that. In our eyes, the real innocent victim here is Roy Jones Jr., who had a pretty damn respectable lineup of fights going for his first foray into MMA promotion. Supporting the boxing main event of Jones vs. Omar Sheika would be Shamrock vs. Lashley, Seth Petruzelli vs. Doug Marshall, and Jeff Monson vs. Roy Nelson. Now, Shamrock’s stupidity has sunk the co-main event, and Kimbo-slayer Seth Petruzelli is off the card due to an injury suffered during training. On the bright side, maybe Lashley will now get a replacement opponent who’d be able to survive past the first minute with him — and doesn’t need chemicals in order to do it.

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Justin@RiverCity423- March 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm
I 'll never forget the winter of 93-94. UFC 1. Let's see....the man's a legend.....it's been 20+ years in the making; can't they just give him a pension and some dignity? Walk it out Ken!
m - ass -k- March 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm
does this surprise anyone? i mean, really?
m - ass -k- March 12, 2009 at 5:32 pm
"Man, steroids just aren't as impressive as they use to be."


hahahahahah, give this man a shirt. better yet put that quote on a shirt and give El a commission.
hotsaucemonster- March 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm
shamrocks getting really good at finding ways out of fights
PeeTee- March 12, 2009 at 11:54 am
Shamrock puts the LOL into Stanozolol...
Old, Bald and Irish- March 12, 2009 at 11:27 am
@ emptyhandkiller

"And, by the way, I STILL want to challenge Old, Bald, and Irish to a drinking contest! O.B.I., I am now up to a case of tequila a week. You cannot beat me."

...whoa, whoa WHOA!

Nobody told ME about your drinking challenge!

Dude, do you know what your dealing with?

First off, hit me up on the Forums section and drop me a line if ya wanna get in touch with me. I check it daily.

A case of tequila...a week? Color me skeptical, but impressed. That's 9 bottles, right? With or without worm?

I'm sure we can come up with some kind of videotaped challenge. But I gotta warn ya, I can consume some impressive amounts of liquor.

My all time record is as follows:

• 36 beers
• 3 joints
• 2 lines of crank
• 1 tab of acid

...all within about a 12 hour period.

I suppose the fact that I was 16 years old prevented me from ending up dead.

The result was my first hangover ever. It was also one of my worst hangovers ever.

Geez....ya'd think after all these years I'd learn my lesson. And here I am tryng to set up a drinking challenge with a guy who's chuggin' a case of tequila a week.

...I just can't back down from a challenge....
Anonymous- March 12, 2009 at 11:07 am
looks like his milk is coming in
Clyde- March 12, 2009 at 10:56 am
This is so unfair, now I've to to wait 12 months to not watch shamrock vs Abbot.
rokabee- March 12, 2009 at 10:30 am
Oh I heard about Seth Petruzelli's injury, Tom Lawlor through a right hook right up his ass and now he needs stitches.
GSP is not impressed- March 12, 2009 at 10:27 am
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Suck on it old man.
Anonymous- March 12, 2009 at 10:22 am
now he's ruining whatever legacy he had left.
I Know Nothing- March 12, 2009 at 9:35 am
WOW! This hit me as a total surprise. Who would have guessed. Not me! Ken pours androbol & nandralone on his freakin' cheerios in the morning.
MAD MIKE- March 12, 2009 at 9:17 am
LOSER!!!!!!!!!!
Ample- March 12, 2009 at 9:15 am
i really do groan a bit when i see a pic of this guy on CP.

Anytime its Frank or Ken i just sink into my chair hoping there's a better article after it.

Both brothers are complete tool chests
JPFighter- March 12, 2009 at 9:05 am
These are truly shocking allegations. Preposterous. Incredulous. Ludicrous. Outrageous. Perfidious. Insidious. Surreptitious. Duplicitous. Fallacious. Erroneous. Suppositious. And certainly treacherous. FREE KEN SHAMROCK! It wasn't the juice, it was tainted Badger Milk. Fact.
Anon_- March 12, 2009 at 8:56 am
LMAO
Mikey Gilz- March 12, 2009 at 8:55 am
How come no one has made one of those pictures of Ken Shamrock holding his belts.... How easy would it be to superimpose WWF Tag and Hardcore titles next to his mma belts?
breeze- March 12, 2009 at 8:49 am
where's your messiah now
SMITH313- March 12, 2009 at 8:12 am
HIS LEFT NIPPLE HAS A TITTIE!!!
SMITH313- March 12, 2009 at 8:09 am
KEN SLAMCOCK IS MORE ENTERTAINING WHEN HE'S NOT FIGHTING WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TITO FEEDING HIM ELBOWS
Cap'n- March 12, 2009 at 8:04 am
Were just getting unconfirmed reports that Seth Petruzelli's injury is an anal prolapse. We'll have more details as they become available.
Your Dumb!!!- March 12, 2009 at 7:54 am
And now I can start marketing all these "Jesus didn't Juice" t-shirts
Anonymouse- March 12, 2009 at 7:51 am
In a way this kind of sucks, because now he'll probably be doing more commentating...
Jack Booted Thug- March 12, 2009 at 7:51 am
Good news: No Ken Shamrock for 12 months. Bad News: An even cockier, gloating Frank Shamrock.
Anon_- March 12, 2009 at 7:36 am
Why is this any suprise, I've talked with people who used to train with Ken back in the LD days in Chula Vista... and even they said back then he was doing all kinds of drugs while competing and training... Like it wasn't unsual for him and the boys to go out on a drinking/bar spree, noses full of COKE and then go back for a 2 am training session at the LD. hahaha straight losers.

Even in some of his older Pride fights you can tell he was juiced, especially when he'd gas out so fast... Fools a has been...but no sure why anyone is suprised that it finally caught up with him... all these fools getting busted now...obviously their cycles our out of date.

FAIL!
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