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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

NO HOLDS BARRED: Come Clean, Royce Gracie 

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  • On this edition of NO HOLDS BARRED, host Eddie Goldman makes a public but personal appeal to MMA and Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie, who fought on the June 2 K-1 Dynamite card in Los Angeles and tested positive for steroid use: Come clean, Royce Gracie.

    Here is the full statement regarding Royce Gracie issued Monday, June 18, 2007, by the California State Athletic Commission:

    For immediate release:

    As a result of the various inquiries that we have received, the California State Athletic Commission contacted the laboratory that performed the testing on Mr. Royce Gracie's anabolic agent/masking agent sample and obtained detailed information regarding the test.

    A normal person could have a level of 2 ng/mL of Nandrolone that the human body could potentially produce and an athlete that has just completed rigorous physical exercise could have a level of 6 ng/mL.

    We received a written response from the laboratory's Director of Science and Technology confirming the positive "A" sample and positive "B" sample.

    Both samples provided by Mr. Gracie had a level of over 50 ng/mL and we were informed that the level itself was so elevated that it would not register on the laboratory's calibrator.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Armando Garcia, Executive Officer.

    Bill Douglas
    Staff Services Analyst
    California State Athletic Commission

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