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Nate Marquardt Signs with Strikeforce

It appears that Zuffa has signed Nate Marquardt to fight on their Strikeforce venue.  Nearly 8 months ago Nate “The Great” Marquardt was released from the UFC by Dana White, following the results of a pre-fight drug screen.  The drug screen revealed that Nate Marquardt had elevated levels of testosterone.  Nate claims the elevated levels came from a preexisting condition, that Nate fully disclosed to the athletic commission and the UFC, that causes a deficiency in testosterone hormone production.

Following a unanimous decision victory over Dan Miller, at UFC 128, Nate was scheduled to move to up in weight for a June 2011 welterweight debut.  The fighter had a pre-fight medical exam that showed that he had elevated levels of testosterone that Nate credits due to a testosterone treatment program that he was on due to his medical condition.  The NJSACB then stated that Nate would have to discontinue treatment for 8 weeks and then reexamine his testosterone levels.  The fighter did prove to be a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy but he only had three weeks to bring his testosterone levels to normal.  In order to reach normal levels, by the fight deadline, Marquardt’s doctor implemented a more aggressive treatment program to reach the desired levels in such a short amount of time.  On the night of the weigh ins, however, Marquardt’s testosterone levels exceeded the allowable levels.

Dana White then publicly stated that Marquardt would not be allowed to fight in the UFC ever again.  Now it appears that the fighter will find a home at Strikeforce, and possibly win fans, and the UFC brass, back to his side, so that Nate “The Great” Marquardt can once again entertain fight fans the world over.

‘King Mo’ Lawal gets to the bottom of steroid test

Light heavyweight Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal was the topic of a post that stated that the fighter tested positive for a steroid named Drostanolone.  Immediately following the release of this failed steroid test, by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, King MO denied having ever taken any steroid.

It appears that the culprit may be S Mass Lean Gainer, an over the counter sports supplement, that has an agent in it that is a precursor to Drostanolone.  King Mo’s attorney sent a letter to the Nevada State Athletic Commission stating these facts and MMAjunkie.com states the letter has this to say,

“Ultimately an athlete is responsible for what he/she puts in their body, and Mr. Lawal’s intent is not to shift blame or find an excuse,” stated the letter, of which MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com) obtained a copy. “His intent was to figure out for himself what may have caused this positive test so that he can make proper adjustments to his supplement list and avoid this nightmare in the future.”

According to King Mo, when asked for any substances the fighter has been taking, he stated that he was taking nothing.  According to an interview of King Mo by MMAjunkie.com,

This is my mistake not putting anything down, but I didn’t think anything of like my Dimetapp (over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine) and amino acids and stuff. It’s just general stuff. I should have, I guess. I’m still shocked from all this.

Apparently Kogan, King Mo’s attorney, will not be filing an appeal for the suspension that was already administered to the fighter.  They state that knowing these results prove King Mo’s innocence is enough for them at present.

This does bring up a good thought however.  How can fighters avoid having these problems in the future whenever a local vitamin store may be housing many products with a need for heavier regulation?

King Mo Lawal tests positive for steroid use

The Nevada State Athletic Commission released, on Tuesday, that fighter Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal tested positive for a steroid called Drostanolone, in his last bout.  Lorenz Larkin was King Mo’s most recent opponent and the man who suffered the loss to the alleged steroid user.

According to an MMA Weekly article, Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, wrote an email stating, “All athletes tested negative for prohibited substances, except Mr. Lawal who tested positive for Drostanolone”

King Mo currently denies ever taking the substance.  It seems even despite his pleas of innocence King Mo will face disciplinary action.  According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission the typical punishment for testing positive for steroid use is a suspension around 9-12 months and a large fine.