Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Morning Droppings

- The California State Athletic Commission released details yesterday that the legendary Royce Gracie tested positive for such a copious amount of the anabolic steroid nandrolone, that the testing lab couldn't even register it. I don't like hearing news like this.

- Ken "The World's Most Ridiculous Goatee" Shamrock has confirmed that he’s in negotiations with the UFC for a return to the Octagon, but made no mention of who his next opponent will be. As for Shamrock, Shamrock explained, "That time will come when fans don’t want to watch me any longer and my body can't get ready to be at the top level." Check your watch, Ken.

- Now that Zuffa owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta have completed their purchase of Pride Fighting Championships, UFC president Dana White is reportedly toying with the idea of dissolving Pride and bringing many of its fighters into the UFC. "There's a lot of different things we could do right now. That is definitely one of the possibilities," White explained. I 'm not sure how I feel about this, so I reserve judgement until more facts are available.

- "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler's recently separated shoulder has pushed back ICON Sport's June 30 fight card to Sept. 15. Lawler, who became 185-lb. ICON champ after knocking out Frank Trigg in March, was injured while training and will be sidelined four to six weeks.

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