According to the California Athletic State Commission, Ken Shamrock tested positive for three different anabolic drugs which include Norandrosterone, Noretiocholanolone and Stanozolol. The tests were done immediately after his armbar submission win over Ross Clifton in an event that was held on February 13 called War Gods ‘Valentine’s Eve Massacre’ that took place at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California.
Shamrock admits he took over the counter products, but that absolutely no steroids were involved during his training. An appeal has been made against the positive tests, but it may be a little too late for Shamrock to participate in this upcoming March 21st event. Square Ring Promotions officials have already begun looking for a replacement. There are already a few possible opponents on the look out including British fighter James McSweeney and Jason Guida (Clay Guida’s brother).
Snip from Square Ring Promotions CEO John Wirt:
“The show will go on…Ken said he was taking over-the-counter products and has requested an expedited appeal. We’re working with his group but, just in case, we are also looking for a possible replacement to fight Bobby Lashley. We have indentified some great replacements for Shamrock and have been in contact with them. A press release will be issued very soon as to which direction we will be going.”
The MMA/Boxing pay per view event is scheduled to take place at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida. As part of the main event, 8-time world boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. will take on 4-time world title challenger Omar Sheika. Also on the MMA portion of the fight card is former IFL heavyweight champion Roy “Big Country” Nelson against former UFC heavyweight contender Jeff “Snowman” Monson.