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Sherdog.com on Monday received laboratory results from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation in response to a records request submitted on March 2. According to the documents, Shamrock and Slice were flagged for elevated testosterone/epitestosterone levels, and both tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone.
Testosterone/epitestosterone levels are reported as elevated by the lab when the result is greater than 4:1. Shamrock tested higher than three times the allowed limit at 12:1, while Slice’s results were greater than than 6:1.
The documents also reveal that Shamrock tested positive for the opioid methadone, with reported levels of 370 nanograms per milliliter. The threshold for a positive test is 300 ng/ml.
Shamrock was stopped by Royce Gracie in the first round of their headlining encounter at Bellator 149, which took place Feb. 19 in Houston, Texas. Slice -- whose real name is Kevin Ferguson -- was victorious over Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris via third-round knockout.
Gracie and Harris were among a list of six additional fighters who were tested and cleared at Bellator 149. Also tested were Emmanuel Sanchez, Daniel Pineda, Richard Knepp and Juan Torres.
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