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  • 07-29-2008, 04:57 AM
    pantomime horse
    Quote Originally Posted by Badluck_33 View Post
    I'm probably the only one on this forum but I believed Sherk. As much as he denied and fought it I had a hard time believing he was lying.

    I'm probably wrong.
    What's not to believe?

    One tactic that Sherk has used to clear his name is to have all of his supplements tested by an independent laboratory. One supplement, Xyience Xtreme Joint Formula, tested positive for Nandrolone Metabolite. This finding is significant for two reasons, one of which is obvious and one not so obvious.

    Firstly, steroids are banned substances. Evidently, Xyience including it in their products and sold it to unknowing customers (including Sean Sherk, thus giving credit to his innocence claim). Xyience could be held accountable for health problems, drug suspensions, and a host of other issues.

    The second, and more interesting aspect of that discovery, is the fact that Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who are the major shareholders of Zuffa (the UFC’s parent company), own a major stake of Xyience through a number of dummy companies like Bevanda Magica and Zyen (which owns most of Xyience’s outstanding debt).

    In essence, through UFC encouraged sponsorships, Sherk was given banned substances, which led to his suspension. You can’t blame Zuffa for not jumping to announce that they had a hand in bringing a product with steroids in it to the market, but they probably could have helped Sherk out a bit on this one.
    The Sean Sherk Steroid Saga: A Former UFC Lightweight Champion's Fall from Grace | Bleacher Report

    I'm surprised more people aren't aware of this information...
  • 07-28-2008, 11:21 PM
    dsecret
    I wish you could still buy phera plex that stuff was amazing
  • 07-28-2008, 08:49 PM
    Severn
    It would be funny if that was the name of the new Affliction PPV.

    Affliction Banned Substances.

    Featuring Josh Barnett vs. Tim Sylvia.
  • 07-28-2008, 07:19 PM
    vore9000
    Quote Originally Posted by Badluck_33 View Post
    I'm probably the only one on this forum but I believed Sherk. As much as he denied and fought it I had a hard time believing he was lying.

    I'm probably wrong.
    I'm totally with you man.
  • 07-28-2008, 06:21 PM
    jcurin
    The NFL suffered this problem several years ago (especially with Andro being in some suppliments) and those guys have professional on-staff doctors they can go to... some $2K per fight guy is going to have a hard time keeping up with this stuff.

    The commissions or the UFC should hire a dr/nutritionist to certify suppliments.
  • 07-28-2008, 04:21 PM
    thumper
    Quote Originally Posted by Badluck_33 View Post
    I'm probably the only one on this forum but I believed Sherk. As much as he denied and fought it I had a hard time believing he was lying.

    I'm probably wrong.

    \No, you aren't the only one for sure. I completely believe him. I don't think this article vindicates him, but I don't believe he ever doped at all.
  • 07-28-2008, 04:02 PM
    Esox Express
    Quote Originally Posted by fredro32 View Post
    Here is a small list of OTC products that you can get from: Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, etc. as well as the internet like bodybuilding.com or any other of the million internet suppliers of supplements.

    Superdrol
    H-Drol
    M-drol
    epistane
    Mass tabs
    oxodrol
    tren-x
    phera plex
    hemobolin 250
    testenate 50

    and the list goes on and on all of these are pro hormones that convert to steriods once you take them. They are all legal to buy and they will all cause a positive drug steroid test, wheter its for the olympics or for high school football.

    If a fighter doesnt know what they are taking it is very possible to end up with a positive drug test and fighter going W.T.F.!!!
    Mass tabs were taken off the market a few months ago, but I still totally agree with what you're saying. They didn't mention what kind of supplements they were testing. They could have been testing whey protein, creatine, OTC prohormones.... we don't know. I really hate when people publish studies without all of the information about their research.

    That being said, I also believe Sherk. I have also secured a firm hug around his testicular region, but that is irrelevant.
  • 07-28-2008, 03:46 PM
    fredro32
    Here is a small list of OTC products that you can get from: Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, etc. as well as the internet like bodybuilding.com or any other of the million internet suppliers of supplements.

    Superdrol
    H-Drol
    M-drol
    epistane
    Mass tabs
    oxodrol
    tren-x
    phera plex
    hemobolin 250
    testenate 50

    and the list goes on and on all of these are pro hormones that convert to steriods once you take them. They are all legal to buy and they will all cause a positive drug steroid test, wheter its for the olympics or for high school football.

    If a fighter doesnt know what they are taking it is very possible to end up with a positive drug test and fighter going W.T.F.!!!
  • 07-28-2008, 02:45 PM
    Badluck33
    I'm probably the only one on this forum but I believed Sherk. As much as he denied and fought it I had a hard time believing he was lying.

    I'm probably wrong.
  • 07-28-2008, 01:42 PM
    surfrock66

    Banned Substances in Supplements?

    Source: Drugs banned by the World Doping Agency found in one in 10 supplements - Telegraph

    The independent research shows that out of 152 products tested, 10.5 per cent contained enough illegal substances to trigger a positive drug test.

    The findings will be a wake-up call to British athletes who would face a two-year suspension if they tested positive for a banned substance, even if they believed the product was legal.

    The research will revive memories of the 1990s when numerous British athletes tested positive for nandrolone, including Dougie Walker, Mark Richardson and Linford Christie, who has always blamed the failed test on a contaminated supplement. Under World Anti-Doping Agency rules ignorance is no defence.

    Liz Yelling, who will compete in the marathon in Beijing, said: "These findings are worrying because athletes have a right to know that any supplements they use are totally clean."

    The study, funded by Lucozade Sport, was carried out at the Newmarket laboratory of HFL, a leading drug-screening company. Andy Parkinson, acting director of UK Sport's anti-doping agency, said: "What this shows is that there are no guarantees when taking supplements and athletes have to be very mindful and cautious and manage all the risks that they can when deciding to use a particular supplement."

    Meanwhile International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge says he expects up to 40 athletes to be caught doping in Beijing, compared to 26 at the 2004 Athens Games. He has based his forecast on the increased number and improved quality of urine analyses.
    Even though it's written for the Olympics, the article has some interesting findings. I never believed Sherk, but this is interesting, considering.

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