Dope Report: Royce Gracie Tested Positive For Steroids

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royce gracie doping

According to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), legendary hall of fame fighter Royce Gracie tested positive for for traces of Nandrolone, a commonly used anabolic steroid, following the June 2 Dynamite USA show. Gracie defeated Kazushi Sakuraba in a very close and controversial decision.

Gracie was handed the maximum fine of $2,500 and will be suspended for almost one year. He also will have until July 13th to appeal the decision in front of the CSAC. This is a big blow to MMA. Gracie comes from the legendary Gracie family who developed the Brazilian Ju Jitsu (BJJ) fighting system.