Josh “The Babyfaced Assassin” Barnett, a former American mixed martial artist and wrestler, has received a conditional license by the California State Athletic Commission to be able to fight. This athlete tested positive for the anabolic steroid that is celebrated as “Masteron”. It was in June, 2009. Analyses of two urine samples showed that this fighter had used this banned substance. It was before his fight against Fedor Emelianenko which was scheduled on August 1, 2009. As a result of his positive, the fighter was excluded from the event and sentenced to a suspension. So, Josh Barnett lost his license.
This athlete denied intake of steroids or other related substances intentionally. It was the 2nd time, when he claimed that he had never utilized steroids knowingly.
Several years ago Josh Barnett tested positive for steroids too. After his fight in Las Vegas at UFC 36 in March 2002 he tested positive for metabolites of several prohibited drugs. So, he forfeited his UFC Heavyweight title.
This wrestler was suspended for a half year by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Shortly after he was senetenced to the ban he left the USA for Japan. This athlete fought there for circa 5 years. Later he returned home. As a defense in 2002, this mixed martial artist blamed a dietary supplement that was offered for sales legally. He said that he had utilized that supplement in 2002. It was included in the list of the controlled substances later, in 2004. This athlete claimed that it had been legal, when he had taken it.
Certain individuals were surprised that the CSAC granted Barnett a license in order to fight again. This person has never admitted that he had applied steroids.
This mixed martial artist confirmed that a suspended sportsperson had to talk publicly about evils of steroids to participate in competitions again.
Josh Barnett was capable to convince the commission that he thought that steroids represented great evil. He asked whether they ever thought that steroids were bad.