Both Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice have failed drug tests ahead of their bouts at Bellator 149 in Houston on Feb. 19.
Sherdog.com learned of Shamrock’s positive test from a source close to the situation. MMAFighting.com reports that Slice also tested positive for a banned substance prior to the event. It is currently unknown for which substances the fighters tested positive.
Sherdog.com recently filed a records request with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for drug tests results from the event. However, the results for Shamrock and Slice were redacted due to pending litigation. According to MMAFighting.com, both fighters have been received an administrative suspension from TDLR. Competitors on the card had their urine tested prior to the event.
Bellator officials were unable to comment on the matter because they have not yet been made aware of any drug test failures.
Shamrock, 52, suffered a technical knockout loss to Royce Gracie at the 2:22 mark of the opening round in the Bellator 149 headliner. “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” has appealed the defeat, claiming that a Gracie groin strike allowed his opponent to gain an unfair advantage prior to the finish. Gracie’s drug screen came back negative.
Shamrock was suspended for one year by the California State Athletic Commission in 2009 for failing a drug test following his victory over Ross Clifton at Wargods “Valentines Eve Massacre.” Shamrock tested positive for the steroid Stanozolol as well as two Nandrolone-based substances, 19-Norandrosterone and 19-Noretiocholanolone.
Meanwhile, the 42-year-old Slice stopped Dhafir Harris via technical knockout 1:32 into round three in the evening’s co-main event. After the bout, Harris was taken to a hospital, where he suffered from severe dehydration, fatigue and renal failure due to an excessive weight cut.
Harris, Daniel Pineda, Emmanuel Sanchez and Juan Torres also submitted urine samples in relation to Bellator 149. Their tests came back negative.