Oh woe is me. I wake up this morning to learn the direst of news: Royce Gracie failed his K1 Dynamite drug test. This is like learning that Abe Lincoln put Ecstasy up his ass at ye olde rave, or George Washington freebased coke with whores in the Oval Office. From Sherdog:
Mixed martial arts icon Royce Gracie (Pictures), best known as the slender gi-wearing Brazilian who twisted oversized competitors into knots during the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, tested positive for traces of Nandrolone, a commonly used anabolic steroid, following his decision win over Kazushi Sakuraba (Pictures), June 2 in Los Angeles, the California State Athletic Commission revealed Thursday.
Of course, things aren’t too grim. There’s tons of room for the Gracie family to get out of this little predicament. The fact this this was only ‘traces’ of Nandrolone mean Royce can claim a supplement he used contained the stuff unknowingly (the Vitor Belfort defense). Nandrolone can also be naturally occurring in the body under a bunch of different circumstances (the Tour de France defense). And of course finally we can just say Armando Garcia is a fucking wad and we don’t trust anything he says (the tinfoil hat defense).
But one thing is for sure: that guy we used to have a lot of respect for but now we don’t anymore because he’s one dimensional egomaniac and was never really that good in the first place because he was fighting when no one know anything about jiu-jitsu? He just lost our respect.