According to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), Phil Baroni tested positive for two types of steroids Boldenone and Stanozolol Metabolites following the Strikeforce / EliteXC : Judgment Day card on June 22 in San Jose California. The 31 year old was fined $2500 and suspended for 365 days. Baroni loss to Frank Shamrock by TKO in the first round of Strikeforce: Judgment Day. After the fight Baroni discovered that the had developed a hernia in his growing area and would need immediate surgery. This is a big blow to the sport of MMA as a whole. The sport has been dealing with one positive test after another if promoters are not to careful, MMA will be pushed back to the dark illegitimate sport it painstakingly came from.
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