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Ken Shamrock Tests Positive for Steroids

Ken Shamrock, the UFC Hall of Famer who is still trying to make a go of it in mixed martial arts at age 45, reportedly tested positive for three different anabolic steroids after his fight on February 13.

The California State Athletic Commission has suspended Shamrock for one year, and all other states will honor that suspension. Shamrock had been scheduled to fight his fellow former pro wrestler Bobby Lashley on March 21, but that fight is now off.

Shamrock has not commented publicly, and I was unable to reach him or his associates. Shamrock's outgoing voicemail message sounds like an allusion to his current plight: It says, "Hi, this is Ken Shamrock. I'm not in right now, but if you leave a name and number, I'll get right back to you. A little food for thought: Christians aren't perfect, but God, the one who forgives us, is."

But Shamrock's lawyer, Rodney Donohoo, told Sherdog that Shamrock denies taking steroids.

"Ken was taking legal over-the-counter products, and based upon our preliminary research, I'm investigating if those products were the result of these findings," Donohoo said.

Shamrock's positive test came after his fight last month with Ross Clifton. That fight gave Shamrock his first victory since 2004 and snapped a five-fight losing streak; Shamrock had been knocked out in the first round of each of his five previous fights.

UPDATE: Lashley says he may still fight Shamrock -- in Japan.

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