In disappointing, yet not surprising news, Ken Shamrock has been banned for a year from competition due to being busted for steroids. Three types of banned substances were found in Ken’s system; 19-Norandrosterone, 19-Noretiocholanolone and Stanozolol. He was scheduled to meet Bobby Lashley in March, however that will now be impossible. Ken’s brother Frank accused him of being a career-long user, and this recent bust lends some truth to that.
With Quinton “Rampage” Jackson undergoing surgery for a jaw injury, he will wait to take on the winner between current champ Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida. Lyoto has long awaited this chance (UFC 98) and is undefeated in the UFC and overall, with a 14-0 professional record.
UFC 100 gets another boost, this time from a light heavyweight match-up between Stephan Bonnar and Mark Coleman. The former champ Coleman and TUF 1 finalist Bonnar both look to rebound from recent losses.
Fight Night 18 was supposed to include a bout between TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero taking on Jeremy Stephens, however “Hecho En Mexico” busted a rib and will be replaced by Gleison Tibau.