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Sean Sherk pegged for extra piss test

Recently the NSAC changed their drug testing policy so they could demand a drug test from any licensed fighter at any time. They did this because up until then, any fighter with half a brain could get away with juicing easily by simply cycling off their steroids in time for their pre-fight piss test. No one really made a huge deal of the NSAC update, but it’s a huge step forward in the fight to keep combat sports free from drug cheats.

Now the NSAC has named the first person to be subject to the new policy, and it’s none other than Sean Sherk. He’s going to have to piss clean for the commission on April 21st, a month before he faces off against Pineapple Penn for the UFC lightweight belt.

Personally, I can’t tell you how relieved I am that they’re testing him early. You all might be surprised, but I never thought Sherk was guilty of purposefully juicing. The dude took fifty thousand different supplements though, and when you do that many there’s always a good chance you’ll get a tainted batch or two. What bugged me the most is that after everything, Sean Sherk went and said he wasn’t changing anything regarding his supplement regiment, which is … I dunno. Insane. Foolhardy. Retarded.

It seems like the NSAC agrees, and they’re going to do their best to make sure there’s not another huge fiasco that results in the lightweight belt being shelved for months and months and months while Sherk argues over who’s responsible for what he puts in his body.

  • garth

    so if he pisses dirty on the early test, is he suspended?

    also, is it actually likely that anyone could test positive from supplements? this “tainted batch” argument, does that (or has it) actually happened? I’m not all up in your face about this, i really dont know, and no one seems to want to research it except the supplement companies…we know what their goal is.

  • Atom

    I agree with garthgigglesmayorpoop whateverthehellhisnameistoday

  • Márcio

    I hope is squicky clean, I’ve been waiting a long time for B.J. to kick his ass.

  • Jemaleddin

    I don’t get the impression that people are considering the implications here: Sean doesn’t have anything going for him but strength (and the takedowns they help him get). If they take away his steroids, the man’s career is over.

    Does that make you proud? Does it? ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!

    I’m pleased as punch.

  • Audacity

    Sean Sherk tested positive for an ester of nandrolone. The claim is that he had some tainted oral supplements. The bioavailability of oral nandrolone is 2.24%. This is a little different from the intramuscular bioavailability of 100%. In order for his levels of nandrolone to be raised to a noticeable degree, he would have had to pop a shitload of those tainted pills per day, not including his other ones. I’m pretty sure he takes the normal servings of creatine and nitric oxide and all that like other athletes. Unless he was downing bottles at a time, I doubt his liver would process enough to substantially make a difference.

  • x5BoltMainx

    I saw a special on supplements last yr & about 1/3 that they tested were “contaminated.” That stuff is made in China & we all know how great their products are. They used the same machine to make different supplements. It’s kind of like some butcher departments in grocery stores not cleaning their cutting wheels after it’s been used. So you order some beef, but instead you get beef with whatever they were cutting earlier in the day.

    That pic kicks ass. I’m putting that as my background.

  • asa

    I hate to remind everyone of this, but didn’t Sherk already promise to have 12ng or nadro in his system this time?

    Of course, I’m hoping he’s just gonna get shown to be a bullshitty bitch and tests “clean,” but you never know.

  • fightlinker

    Oh yeah, he tried the ‘Superior athletes have raised levels of Nandrolone’ thing, which is completely bunk.

    I don’t want to get into it again, but here’s all the writing I’ve done on Nandrolone in the past, most of it is based off what one of the top Olympic dope testing people have proven:

    What Nandrolone levels should be

    Read into the comments to see the links to conclusive proof that athletic performance does not increase Nandrolone production. The study that was released stating that was not properly done and was funded by an organization who’s job it was to defend athletes against steroid offenses.

    As for supplements being tainted, I can’t find the specific link, but there’s tons of studies done showing that a pretty significant amount of supplements have steroids in em … somewhere around 10-15 percent if i remember correctly.

    I agree the nandrolone ingestion rate is pretty low but then again i dunno enough to say sherk’s levels couldn’t be hit if he took a pill or supplement that was basically pure nandrolone for weeks leading up to his fight. Fighters who tested positive for nandrolone usually test off the charts while Sherk was down at 12ml. That could mean he was cycling off. But it could also mean he was taking a tainted supplement that increased his body’s production of nandrolone

  • Jemaleddin

    Or, we could just cut to the chase and come to the obvious conclusion: he takes steroids. I mean, have you looked at this guy? He’s called the muscle shark! How many people do you know built like that who AREN’T on steroids?

    Me either.

    So let’s call a spade a spade: He looks roided, he tested positive for roids, and as much as people might want to defend him, the guy is a boring fighter. To hell with him. Let’s move on to something worth debating:

    Kim Couture: What T-Shirts should #1 Jackal and millertime wear when they get their picture taken with her?

  • el feo

    never get rid of that picture.

    I hope he’s a negative because I want to see BJ whup that ass.