Found January 11, 2013 on
Tell me if you’ve heard this tale before: An athlete gets busted for using a banned substance. The athlete denies that he knowingly took anything illegal and blames an unnamed supplement.
Well, that’s Joey Beltran’s (Pictured) story and he’s sticking to it. The light heavyweight took to Twitter hours after the UFC suspended him nine months for testing positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone.
“I can say without a shadow of a doubt I did not inject Nandrolone into my body,” Beltran professed. “I am sorry to my family and friends for the shame this brought to any of you. I promise soon the whole story will be told and I will go through whatever is necessary to find the reason for this positive test.
“I am at fault for taking a supplement or perhaps combination of something that caused my test result. My team and I will seek the truth. I am sorry once again and truly apologize to the people that matter the most to me.”
Beltran posted a unanimous decision win over Igor Pokrajac at “UFC on FX 6.” The December victory will likely be overturned to a no contest.
Desperate times calls for desperate measures. Beltran had dropped five of his last seven bouts prior to meeting Pokrajac in Australia.
The “Mexicutioner” joins Rousimar Palhares, Thiago Silva, Dave Herman and Stephan Bonnar on the failed drug test list since October.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championships has released an official statement on their website revealing that both Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran have tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs after their bouts at UFC on FX 6. Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone whilst Beltran tested positive for Nandrolone. Both competitors have agreed to severe out nine month...
Two suspensions have been handed out in the UFC, following their latest UFC on FX 6. Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran both failed their drug tests, according to UFC officials.
Beltran’s test results showed positive levels of nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. Therefore, his victory over Igor Pokrajac has been stripped, and rightfully so. He also received a nine month suspension...
As the old adage adage, “If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin.’ Well, there sure have been a lot of UFC fighters TRYIN’ lately.
On Thursday evening, the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion announced Joey Beltran (Pictured) and Rousimar Palhares both flunked their “UFC on FX 6” drug tests.
“Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone...
UFC officials announced late Thursday night that both Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran have failed their drug tests following UFC on FX 6, which took place December 14th at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Palhares, tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, while Beltran tested positive for the [...]