Karo Parisyan Tested Positive For Painkillers, Claims Innocence

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Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Keith Kizer, announced that Karo Parisyan tested positive for three different painkillers following his fight with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94. The post-fight urine test showed Parisyan had the opiates Hydrocodone, Oxymorphone, and Hydromorphone in his system.

Parisyan initially claimed he told the commission of the prescriptions before the fight, but later changed his story and admitted he notified them after the fight.

“I did not even think about any of that stuff … I was just thinking about my fight, and my anxiety and how I’m going to walk in the cage. I had so many problems in my head. I didn’t even think I should write — I was just doing it fast, fast, fast, just to get out there and weigh in and fight. I completely forgot about all this stuff.

“When he asked me after the fight, my mind was calm, my body was calm, and I was thinking about the urine test. They say I didn’t say it before, and I know that’s my mistake. They can’t hold that against me. I didn’t kill anybody. I even told the main guy. He said, ‘Karo, as long as you didn’t take anabolic drugs, or cocaine, or any of that crazy stuff, you should be fine as long as you’ve got the prescription.’”

Parisyan is currently suspended until his hearing with the NSAC next Tuesday.

Parisyan is penciled in to face Josh Koscheck at UFC 98, May 23 in Las Vegas.

EliteXC News: Antonio “Big Foot” Silva Test Positive For Steroids

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The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has announced that EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio “Big Foot” Silva has tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone following his win over Justin Eilers at “EliteXC Unfinished Business”.

Silva, an American Top Team fighter will must serve a 12 month suspension and pay a $2500 fine in order to obtain a fighting license.

Bad news for EliteXC who will have to decide whether to strip Silva of the heavyweight title or just wait around one year for him to defend the title. With EliteXC’s weak heavyweight division, it is a hard to speculate what they will do, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kimbo wearing the belt someday soon.

Wikipedia:

The activity of boldenone is mainly anabolic, with a low androgenic potency. It has a very long half-life, and can show up on a steroid test for up to 1.5 years, due to the long undecylenate ester attached to the parent steroid….The drug is commonly used in doping within bodybuilding, even though this use is illegal. If intended to assist in bodybuilding, the drug is taken as part of a steroid stack of other anabolic steroids, usually with a potent androgen like testosterone as the ‘base’ of the stack.

[CSAC] via [MMAMainia]

Affliction News: Edwin DeWeese Tests Positive For Steroids

That California State Athletic Commission (CSAC):

Edwin Dewees, who last competed on the Roy Englebrecht Promotions event sponsored by Affliction on July 19 in Anaheim, has tested positive for Nandrolone. His test level was finalized at 499 ng/mL. Independent tests were conducted by Quest Diagnostics for the “A” Sample and Laboratoire De Controle Du Dopage for the “B” Sample. He has been suspended for one year retroactive to the conclusion of the bout and fined $2,500.

The Ultimate Fighter 4 cast member has apparently tested positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone following his loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at “Affliction Banned”. Deweese will be suspended for one year and must pay a fine of $2,500 in order to be issued a license to fight again. This is one of two fighters the CSAC is expected to announce today that have tested positive for a banned substance.