Alexander Shlemenko suspended three years, fined $10K for positive drug test

Author | 24 | 06 | 2015 12:59 | Category | Other news | HIGHLIGHTED

Alexander Shlemenko

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Published: 24.06.2015 • 12:59

The MMA organizations decided to start a war on doping and it is now proven by the fact that former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko also got a big fine for PED abuse.

Alexander Shlemenko got a three year ban and $ 10,000 fine due to the fact that he scored positive on doping tests after match with Melvin Manhoef that took place at Bellator 133. In that match Shlemenko KO'ed his opponent in the 2nd round but afterwards they found traces of steroids and high level of testosterone in his urine.

The California State Athletic Commission had no mercy this time and this is so far the largest fine in the history of MMA. Shlemenko has already announced he would file a complaint because the B sample was never taken. However, if the complaint is to be rejected in the following three years, he will not be able to fight in the USA.
At the hearing Shlementko said he never took PED.

“We are extremely disappointed with the way this hearing went," Shlemenko's manager said. "We were not given even a slight chance to give our side of the story. All the materials that we prepared, they didn't bother listening to them or reading to them.

"What we are going to do is we are going to exercise our rights in a court of law, because obviously we weren't given a chance here."

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