josh_barnettJosh Barnett has tested positive for the use of steroids for the second time in his professional fighting career and will not be allowed to compete in his expected heavyweight clash against Fedor Emelianenko at “Affliction Trilogy“.

It had been reported that Barnett was scratched from the card earlier today due to failing a drug test, and the news of his test coming back positive for steroids was recently revealed by Mike Straka from Fox Fight Game.

It is expected that the positive testing for steroids will come with a lengthy suspension from competition in the United States for Barnett.

This was the first time that the California State Athletic Commission has held out of competition testing.

An opponent for Fedor Emelianenko is currently being sought. Possible opponents for “The Last Emperor” currently include Vitor Belfort, Brett Rogers, Ricardo Arona and Bobby Lashley.

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