Just when you thought Dynamite USA!! couldn’t get any worse, now comes word from Josh Gross of Sherdog.com 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?