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.


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]


  1. Ryan S

    August 21, 2008 at 7:19 am

    he REALLY does look like a sasquatch

  2. kom34

    August 21, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    yeah he does ryan. thats so disappointing. elite is really going downhill in my opinion. this guy is suppost to be the best of the best of the heavyweight division and he gets caught cheating.

  3. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 21, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Best of the best in EliteXC, not the world! Those roids must have went to his head, I mean look at it. Now that's a head! That boy's head strong. He's got those giant features like Andre the Giant or something but he's only 6'4"!

  4. kom34

    August 21, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    even best of the best in the world oswald. he was suppost to be their HW superstar. so much for that.

  5. derek

    August 21, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    i wouldn't be surprised if he tested positive for growth hormone too.

  6. Oswald Gobblecock

    August 21, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    No way Kom, he couldn't even finish off Ricco Rodriguez who is way over the hill. Where are you gettin your info? lol

  7. kom34

    August 21, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    i agree with that i though he looked terrible in that fight. the guy is about as big as a hw can be, hes fast, got a black belt in jujitsu. cabbage is a good name and he beat him. too bad he's a roider.


    August 22, 2008 at 1:13 am

    merry xmas kimbo, you just got a championship gift wrapped. WHAT A JOKE!!!

  9. tom

    August 22, 2008 at 1:30 am

    joke is elite xc

  10. Andre

    August 22, 2008 at 2:20 am

    what a waste Silva looked impressive in his last fight . too bad he made the wrong descision , now he will probably get strip of his title . but i quess like you said steveo this is the perfect time for Kimbo to get a title shot.

  11. Businessman

    August 22, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    You guys are right. Everytime I think another organization may start to challenge the UFC and Dana (Numbnuts), they screw it up. Maybe I was in denial for a while because I thought that this may be the Company that would be able to beat the UFC…but as I look back, it is all about the money to them. The marketing around the idiot "Kimbo" and around the "hot but can never make weight" Gina, the corny CBS shows, and the fixes/choreography….call me a conspiracy theorist but there have been a lot things that don't seem right to me, such as the almost brawl of the KJ Noons Camp and The Diaz Camp-for all that drama, no punches were thrown! What about the Frank Shamrock vs. Cung Lee fight??? It was a great slug match but come on, you mean to tell me that one of the greatest submission artists could not take hime down and submit Le? My mother could submit him. All he had to do was pull guard and armbar him. I think there was some sort of "agreement" where they had to keep it on their feet. maybe it is late on a Friday night after a long week but I could see this shitty organization pulling this crap? Does anyone agree? And the more that happens, the more of joke they become. Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo…can anyone say sellout??? A fight with those 2 would get huge ratings but would Elite would lose so much more respect, and there is not much left, from true MMA fans that they better not consider that anymore. Ken has not won a fight in about 5 years. Who was the last opponent her beat…Kimo? Most dangerous man in the world, he would not be the most dangerous man in an old folks home! Give it up Ken and Elite, let him go. What about this KJ Noons refusal to fight Diaz??? Who does KJ think he is? He has a pretty good punch but he is a nobody fighting nobodys in Elite. He cut up Diaz last time but Diaz has so much scar tissue that it does not take much. Was KJ winning, sure but Diaz was not out. He was still ready and very much able to fight. With his stand-up and sumbmissions, he could have pulled out that match easily. KJ is the guy that got knocked the f-out by Crazy Horse…by Crazy Horse…how real can KJ be? Don't get me wrong, KJ is tough, he has heart, and he has some skills but he is basically the same fighter that Rich Franklin is: they will win some matches but overall they are OK at alot of things but not a master of any. I hope Affliction can continue to rise because Elite is sinking fast!!!

  12. Onri

    August 22, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    You're right Businessman. I thought Elite was going to challenge the UFC and their shit is crumbling right now. Your first HW champ tests positive, thats bad news. The Noons/Diaz confrontation that happened…it wasn't a setup that they didnt throw blows…even Diaz isn't that stupid. It was a setup as far as Elite tried a little WWE marketing. I'm not suprised that Noons and his camp are pissed and don't want to give Diaz a title shot. I wouldn't either.

    About Krazy Horse. He is a talented fuck up. He could be a great fighter but he doesn't want to learn the ground game and he makes bad choices. But I think Krazy Horse could have been a title holder if he actually became dedicated to MMA.

  13. Businessman

    August 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Onri you make some good points but…Why not Diaz??? Sure he can be a jerk but come on, who else is there at Elite? KJ says he wants Eddie but Eddie is taking time off. So is he going to wait? I don't agree with fighters being able to pick their opponents, specially when there is nobody else for you to fight. Tito lost a lot of fans years ago when he refused to fight Chuck…same thing here. This is his job. This is what he gets paid to do. If he is pissed at Diaz and by his comments does not think Diaz is that good, then what is so complicated about it…it is a Win/Win for him because not only does he get to kick the shit out of a guy that he can't stand but he gets paid for it. Am I missing something? That first fight was won by Diaz being cut. If KJ is so confident, then show us again. I am not a beleive in KJ. If he beat Diaz again, then he would convince me that he is better than Diaz. Right now, although he has a win over Diaz, I don't think he is better. This type of attitude just makes you respect someone like Florian more because he wants to keep fighting even if that title match is not there and Anderson Silva because when the UFC asked him to step up to 205 so that they could try to hurt the Affliction show, he did it. These are two examples of guys WANTING TO FIGHT…WANTING TO DO THEIR JOB!!! So many of these guys don't appreciate the opportunity and the talent that they were given. Randy, Tito, KJ…so many examples of how some fighters just think they are bigger than the sport!!! So what is KJ going to gain by not fighting Diaz? Nothing. it is going to be the opposite because he is going to get stripped of his title and then what??? He is either going to have to fight his way back to the title or he is going to be in a Randy situation. Let me see, what looks better: 1. Kick the shit out someone you hate, make money, and really set up a big pay day against Eddie or 2. Not fight Diaz, cry about money, and wait until Eddie is ready? Most fighter would not think twice about option 1…maybe KJ is not a fighter!

  14. T.R.

    August 22, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    the only reason i was ever interested in elite or stikeforce was because of frank shamrock. i wish he along with some other fighters could get over their grudges with the ufc and go and fight with the best. i don't see elite lasting for very long.

  15. steve

    August 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Elite was never and will never compete with the UFC b/c there talent pool is full of second rate fighters besides a few guys. Affiction is the only real shot at even hurting the UFC in sales and I dont even think they will last that long. The only chance to compete with UFC died along with PrideFc.

  16. Kumari

    April 26, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    UFC will never be taken over as the best MMA league world wide for a crap load of reasons. Like they pay the best, they have been in the game so long, made so much money, they pay their fighters the best, which makes the best fighters want to fight there, no matter what league you are in, if the UFC wants you to fight for them, you wont say no. Not to mention all the publicity behind it, the fact that they are so well known and the most watched. Dana White knows how to run shows. As for anyone in Elite XC being known as "the best in the world" is a joke. A joke so sick it makes me want to vomit, and Kimbo (the guy that got knocked the fuck out by Sub Specialist Seth Petrezelli in the first round -you know, the guy that couldnt even win in the UFC-) getting a shot at any title other than "Backyard BBQ Bully" is an even bigger joke. The End.

  17. Kumari

    April 26, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Oh and business man, on your conspiracy theory I think you are right because had they not paid their fighters to stand up Seth P would have taken Kimbo to the ground in round 1, not tried to stand with him given his rep, but his rep was put there by a bunch of dumbfucks in a backyard, and we all see what happens when you put him with someone that actually knows how to fight

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