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Frank Shamrock Admits His Brother Ken Shamrock Has Always Used Steroids

The current EliteXC middleweight champion Frank Shamrock has admitted that his brother Ken Shamrock has been on steroids most of his life.  Frank discusses his thoughts on his brother Ken and how he has has relied on performance-enhancing drugs during most of his mixed martial arts career.  There was absolutely no secrets whatsoever when Frank was asked a few questions related to his brother’s steroid-use.  He simply stated that Ken would have to be on these drugs every time he trained for his bouts.

Here’s a snip from Frank Shamrock:

"Sure, my brother Ken did them his whole life…Yeah. Why do
you think that his mind is so fried? Why do you think he crumbles before the
big fights? He’s got no psyche. He let steroids give him a false sense of
security and the moment that stuff is gone he’s no longer superman. He’s just a
regular man. But without all the hard work and without all the belief in
himself that a regular man would have if he got up to that point. He’s the only
guy that I’ll tell on, because he’s always in trouble anyway."

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  1. matrin

    March 25, 2008 at 6:12 am

    Careful steroid use can be very beneficial, unfortunately almost all steroid users i’ve met (this is part of my job) are far from careful and generally not well informed. The problem of course is that they all THINK they are well informed. Trust me – never take advice from someone trying to sell you something. Of course..if you cant cut it in the ring without steroids I would question whether you should be in there at all. But mostly I just wanted to ask you to edit the article and get rid of the word “addiction” some people can form a mild dependence but it is not addiction. Ther are no reward pathways stimulated here so please dont misuse clinical terminology and paint a false picture.

  2. Melissa

    March 25, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Ken Shamrock’s Statement Concerning Steroid Allegations
    During a recent interview with MMA Madness, Frank stated that I have used steroids “my whole life.” In making such a reckless and irresponsible statement, Frank has attacked my character. As such, I unfortunately find it necessary to respond to his allegations. I’m not sure what his motives were, but Frank’s allegations are absolutely false.
    During the interview, Frank also comments on the percentage of fighters that are allegedly using steroids, promoters that supposedly don’t care about their fighters unless they win, and the industry’s drug testing policies, or lack thereof. I would like to set the record straight.
    Our sport has policies in place to deter steroid use and to weed out the guys that, as my brother says, “…are taking shortcuts to gain fame.” I have been subjected to mandatory steroid testing countless times and I have never tested positive for steroids, nor have I ever refused a test. Furthermore, my experience has always been that the promoters and fighters willingly comply with the drug testing mandated by the various Athletic Commissions.
    The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has always administered steroid and drug testing for licensed fighters. Recently, in an effort to further strengthen steroid testing policies, the NSAC implemented short-notice drug testing for MMA fighters. Fighters are now required to test at fixed times during the year, and are also randomly tested. Commissions in other states have similar policies in place. These policies clearly work as fighters occasionally do test positive and the penalties are significant.
    For Frank to state that a majority of fighters use steroids and that the promoters do not care, or that they somehow condone the use of steroids, is unbelievably irresponsible. It tarnishes the image of every fighter and promoter in this industry. The comments Frank made about me and about the industry itself are based purely on his personal opinion, not on facts.
    Frank should acknowledge that his comments were without merit and irresponsible, and apologize for the disparaging remarks he has made towards the fighters, promoters, and to the various athletic commissions who regulate MMA.

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