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Which UFC Hall of Famer admits steroid use on Inside MMA tonight?

June
11

Just got this bit of info from an HDNet press release:

ARE STEROIDS AN ISSUE IN MMA?  MMA HALL OF FAMER ADMITS USE AND HALLMAN STUNS PANEL IN A MUST SEE DISCUSSION ON TONIGHT’S “INSIDE MMA”
Fighters make strong revelations about steroid use in the sport and usage during their careers – TONIGHT, Friday, June 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Tonight’s groundbreaking episode of HDNet’s “Inside MMA” presents a surprisingly frank discussion on a topic rarely talked about in Mixed Martial Arts – steroid use.  How many fighters have used the substances to further their careers and how many are still using them today?

Panel guests are UFC stars Dennis Hallman and Pat Barry and Strikeforce’s Babalu Sobral.

Who could it be?

There are only 8 UFC hall of famers.

Dan Severn – His physique has never hinted at any type of steroid use, so I will rule him out immediately.

Charles “Mask” Lewis – Passed away in a car wreck last year. Ruled out.

Mark Coleman – Coleman did spend a good chunk of his career in Pride, where steroid use was supposedly rampant.  I doubt it’s him, though.

Ken Shamrock – My money is on him. More on that below.

Randy Couture – No way, no how. There wouldn’t be a chance that Couture would still be fighting at his age if he abused steroids earlier in his career.

Royce Gracie – Already tested positive for steroids, and vehemently denied any usage. I doubt he would embarrass the Gracie legacy by openly admitting steroid use.

Chuck Liddell – I doubt he would admit steroid use on the eve of headlining a PPV.

Matt Hughes – This gave me a chuckle because the UFC doesn’t even have him listed as a hall of famer on their website yet. Anyway – no. Hughes has always been a small welterweight.

I’d bet the house on Ken Shamrock. Look at the size of this guy during his stint in the WWE (WWF back then). He also spent a good chunk of his career in Pride. Shamrock has nothing to lose buy admitting steroid use, seeing as his career is all but over anyway.

I guess we will find out for sure tonight.

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