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Rousimar Palhares, Joey Beltran Fail Drug Tests Following ‘UFC on FX 6′ Appearances [UPDATED]


(You know what, bro, put down that birthday cake. You don’t deserve it anymore.)

MMA’s drug-failure tally has gotten off to a fast start in 2013, with two notable fighters already netted by the UFC’s independent testing. Here’s the promotion’s official statement via UFC.com:

Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone and Joey Beltran tested positive for nandrolone, following their respective bouts at UFC on FX 6 in Australia. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. Both athletes have agreed to serve a nine-month suspension retroactive to December 14. They must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again.

Palhares was knocked out by Hector Lombard on the “Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson” main card, marking Toquinho’s second-straight KO loss. Between his losing skid and the fact that this isn’t even his first suspension while under contract with the UFC, Palhares is on very thin ice. As for Beltran, the light-heavyweight slugger defeated Igor Pokrajac by decision during the UFC on FX 6 prelims. That win will likely be changed to a no-contest.

Update: Joey Beltran denies taking any illegal substances, and is laying the groundwork for a tainted supplements defense. His statement (via twitter) is after the jump…

I can say without a shadow of a doubt I did not inject Nandrolone into my body. I am sorry to my family and friends for the shame this brought to any of you. I promise soon the whole story will be told and I will go through whatever is necessary to find the reason for this positive test. I am at fault for taking a supplement or perhaps combination of something that caused my test result. My team and I will seek the truth. I am sorry once again and truly apologize to the people that matter the most to me. – Joey Beltran

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Ricardo Guitardo- January 11, 2013 at 11:59 am
I just passed a drug test at my work using fake piss. These guys need to figure that shit oout.
algiersheadkick504- January 11, 2013 at 11:25 am
Lol @ pen 15 comment
noizy- January 11, 2013 at 10:32 am
So everyone is calling Palhares "Paul Harris"? M'kay.
noizy- January 11, 2013 at 10:30 am
“I can say without a shadow of a doubt I did not inject Nandrolone into my body."

So it was orally then? Whatever you say dude.
Fried Taco- January 11, 2013 at 8:25 am
I thought elevated testosterone was normal in Australia.
Thumblaster- January 11, 2013 at 4:09 am
Paul harris also tested positive for eating the most fucked up birthday cake i've ever seen. It looks like a giant pile of shit with a ring of jalepeno's on top. If they put candels on it your gonna want to stay up wind.
Pen Fifteen- January 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paul Harris in that picture looks like what would happen if Scott Steiner fucked a cleaning lady at the Motel 6 in El Paso.
NuclearSun- January 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm
Urine tests can also show T:E.
ctastrophe- January 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm
I thought they only did piss tests? How could Paul Harris have tested positive for elevated testosterone if they didn't take blood? It could just be bad reporting in that whoever wrote that statement confused elevated T:E with elevated testosterone levels, as is usually the case.
bgoldstein- January 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm
@amsterdam: Yeah, I figured between Palhares and Lombard, one of those beasts was going down.
amsterdamheavy- January 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm
FINALLY! I knew Paul Harris was on the gas, normal people dont look like that, and I was really surprised to see Beltran look so good.
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