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Gracie tests positive for steroids

Just when you thought Dynamite USA!! couldn’t get any worse, now comes word from Josh Gross of that Royce Gracie has tested positive for Nandrolone, a commonly used anabolic steroid.

The test result came after Gracie’s decision victory over Kazushi Sakuraba on June 2 at the LA Coliseum.

The California State Athletic Commission has suspended Gracie from June 2, 2007 through May 30, 2007 and fined him $2,500. Both are maximums. He has 30 days to appeal.

I also believe there’s a chance his victory could either be ruled a no contest, or even overturned.

Update: Apparently CSAC doesn’t have the ability to overturn decisions in California (thanks, reader Mike DeGeorge). So I guess cheaters can prosper?

  • says:

    Do you mean May 30 2008?
    What a horrible way to go out. To be honest though Gracie should have probably retired long ago, he helped define a sport but it has long since passed him by, why take steroids when you would always be remembered as taking on guys 2x your size, no matter your current fight outcome.


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