Steroid Exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Rare in MMA

Several high-profile fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) have publicly acknowledged their use of anabolic steroids as part of a doctor-prescribed and medically-supervised testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), is concerned that this has created the perception that Nevada indiscriminately grants steroid exemptions that allow MMA fighters to use testosterone. Kizer attempted to dispel this perception in a interview with Ben Fowlkes of MMA Fighting. [Read more…]


Roy “Big Country” Nelson is Most Steroid Tested MMA Athletes in the World

Roy “Big Country” Nelson believes he may be have been tested more times for anabolic steroids than any other mixed martial artist (MMA) in the world. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight thinks he may be targeted for steroid testing because, of all the MMA athletes out there, his physical appearance most suggests that he has never taken any type of performance-enhancement drug. [Read more…]


“King Mo” Lawal Admits Taking Steroid-Containing Supplements

“King Mo” Lawal has admitted using a combination of two different synthetic steroids that were ingredients in a product marketed as a dietary supplement. Lawal and his manager are attributing his positive steroid test result (for Masteron) to the consumption of a tainted supplement product. [Read more…]


Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: MMA Fighters Who Use Steroids are Not True Fighters

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Mo “King Mo” Lawal have displayed a great deal of animosity for each other over the past few years.  Lawal hasn’t taken kindly to being called “Queen Mo” among other things by Jackson. Lawal summed up the state of their relationship when he told The MMA Hour that “I don’t like him, he don’t like me!”

So it comes as no surprise that Jackson wouldn’t miss an opportunity to comment on “King Mo’s” positive steroid test. Lawal tested positive for Masteron during the post-fight drug screen at the “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” event on January 7, 2012.  [Read more…]


Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal Tests Positive for Steroid Masteron

Another Strikeforce mixed martial artist tested positive for anabolic steroids this week. The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal tested positive for the anabolic steroids drostanolone at the “Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine” event on January 7, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Drostanolone is more commonly known amongst bodybuilders and athletes by its trade name Masteron. Lawal went on recored denying the use of steroids. [Read more…]


Steroids + Female MMA = Twitter Catfight?

UFC President Dana White may have prematurely announced the end of the female featherweight division in Strikeforce. White told ESPN Radio Las Vegas that Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ positive steroid test results would mark the end of the division. “[Cyborg Santos is] getting stripped of the title. This pretty much kills the division,” according to White.

Maybe White didn’t anticipate the extra publicity resulting from the Winstrol metabolites discovered in Santos’ urine sample. He certainly didn’t anticipate the heated war of the words on Twitter between some of female mixed martial arts’ biggest stars. [Read more…]


Gina Carano Talks Steroids and Women’s Mixed Martial Arts

Gina Carano was once the “face of women’s MMA” when she faced Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos for the first-ever Strikeforce Women’s Championship contested at the 145 weight class on August 15, 2009. The Unified Women’s MMA Rankings listed her as the third-ranked 145-pound female mixed martial artist in the world.

Carano was told that “Cyborg” was using anabolic steroids but Carano didn’t want to consider that possibility as she entered the biggest contest of her MMA career. The fight was broadcast live on Showtime directly from San Jose (California). It was the first time two women headlined a major MMA event. [Read more…]


“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey Glad Cyborg Santos Got Caught Using Steroids

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey joined other female mixed martial artists that have publicly responded to news that Chris “Cyborg” Santos tested positive for anabolic steroids. Gina “Crush” Carano and Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton have previously discussed the issue of steroids by Santos. [Read more…]


Rosi Sexton Adds Common Sense to Steroid Debate in Women’s MMA

Mixed martial artist Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton added some much-needed common sense to the debate over anabolic steroids in the sport of MMA. The eight-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world responded to the news of Christiane “Cyborg” Santos’ positive steroid test. [Read more…]


Top Female Mixed Martial Artist Tests Positive for Winstrol

Cristiane Justino Venancio Santos, commonly known as Chris “Cyborg” Santos, has tested positive for anabolic steroids. The positive steroid test result occurred during Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego on December 17, 2011. Santos defeated challenger Hiroko Yamanaka with a first round technical knockout after 16 seconds to retain the Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Championship. [Read more…]