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    - BARNETT RESPONDS TO STEROID ALLEGATIONS
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 - By MMAWeekly.com Staff



    A representative of embattled heavyweight Josh Barnett on Wednesday broke her silence after a California State Athletic Commission drug test allegedly flagged him as a steroid user, effectively canceling his bout with Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction ?Trilogy.?

    Released to the media was a statement from Barnett's manager, Shannon Hooper of Excel Sports Management, which addressed the situation with Affliction and the CSAC.

    Here is the statement in its entirety:

    "The media has reported that Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight fighter Josh Barnett would not be eligible to fight Fedor Emelianenko at Affliction Trilogy as he was denied his California license due to an alleged positive test for 2a-methyl-5a-androstan-3a-ol-17-one, which is purportedly a metabolite of a banned substance. Mr. Barnett was shocked at these allegations and was extremely disappointed to learn that Affliction had made the hasty decision to cancel the August 1st event in its entirety. Mr. Barnett vehemently denies intentionally ingesting any banned substances in preparation for the August 1st fight and he is looking forward to presenting his case to the California State Athletic Commission.

    "In the meantime, Mr. Barnett has yet to learn of the results of the B sample testing and he has not received any of the documentation that provides further details of the alleged positive sample despite numerous requests. In fact, the documentation that Mr. Barnett has received raises serious questions about the integrity of the sample and the validity of the results themselves.

    "At this time Mr. Barnett would like to thank his fans and colleagues for their ongoing support and faith in him. He intends to vigorously defend himself against these allegations and hopes for a swift resolution to this matter so he can get back to what he does best -- fighting!

    "I would like to further add that Josh is as disappointed as all of his fans and supporters that he will not be fighting on August 1st. He also empathizes with all of the other fighters that were scheduled to appear on the card and shares their frustration and shock at the cancellation of the entire event."
    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

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    Crap
    Lets go Brent!

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    The second test came back - positive again.

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    Shocker....
    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjfovf View Post
    Shocker....
    LOL - I guess his new problem is how many people hate him, not just the guys who got screwed, but all their friends and teammates.

    I wish I was watching that fight tonight, however.
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    oh well I guess he always has Japan. If Im Fedor I go back there and kick the shit outta him for messing it up
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    They are good friends, though, and Fedor will be ok no matter what. He doesn't need the UFC anymore than they need him.
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    Barnett is the worse kind of cheater there is. He denies it knowing that he will be exposed shortly but he denies it none the less. He hasn't learned a thing. he would do this again in the future. I don't know why more people don't discount his win over Randy. I don't consider it legit at all but everyone brings it up, (Past UFC champ, stopped Randy, etc.) Yeah, while on the gear. It shouldn't even count and his name shouldn't even be in the record books. Oh well..

    rant/
    Lets go Brent!

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