A new report from the California State Athletic Commission answers doubts some had over Royce Gracie’s positive steroid test following his fight against Kazushi Sakuraba during K-1’s US debut.
The report indicates that both Gracie’s A and B samples returned positive results. The average athlete has 6 “units” of nandrolone in their body after “rigorous” activity. According to the results from Gracie’s tests the UFC Hall of Famer had 50 “units” of the steroid, nearly 10 times higher than normal.
There had been some speculation that the positive result may have been a false positive or simply elevated but with both samples returning the same results it confirmed that steroid metabolites were present in high quantities. The result of the fight, a unanimous decision win by Gracie, will not be changed.
According to Sherdog Gracie plans on filing an appeal.