MMA, like any other sport, will have athletes in it who try to get an edge to win. That said, Shane Carwin, the former heavyweight top contender is now facing some very serious accusations. Apparently a professional fighter in Colorado with the initials S.C. was shipped Trenbolone, Testosterone, Stanozolol injectable, and Nandrolone by Applied Pharmacies Service supervising pharmacist Michael Bennett, who was just found guilty in a case involving 22 different athletes and steroid abuse.
Shane Carwin has never tested positive for steroids. But he is has not denied usage and has not commented on the recent conviction of Mr. Bennet. It would be easy for him to come out and blow these allegations out of the water if he wasn’t the “S.C” in this case…but to date that has not happened.
All of this has opened up the twitter airwaves and other media venues a small war of words and potential hyping of a next fight. Following the championship bout Nelson told Yahoo Sports that Lesnar did not have a real choke on Carwin. And then as the news of the steroid scandal broke Nelson stepped it up asking on his twitter site on August 14th:
“Let see if real news sources investigate the steroid claims, mmajunkie, mmaweekly, sherdog, ESPN, etc I like good news”
“I am surprised that athletes in mma do steroids ;( that explains body types”
“Just woke up and was reading the mma news websites and only one had real news ufc champ Shane carwin steroids court case”
Carwin retorted with his own tweets a few days later:
“@BiggBDogg what surgery? Roy getting the lap band? about 20 hours ago via TweetCaster in reply to BiggBDogg”
“@mbish86 you are wrong. I was a spectator that night and he flipped me off. Plus if he wants his second loss in the UFC ill give it to him”
“I love Roy Nelson trying to elevate his status by talking smacks. Hopefully he is doing so on a treadmill. Some have rolls he has a bakery.”
What to make of this story. It’s great hype for a fight between one guy who looks like a Roman Gladiator and another guy who has nicknamed himself Big Country. Assuming that the steroid stuff blows over the Carwin vs. Nelson match is a logical fight for the UFC. However, the steroid situation and Carwin is actually fairly serious. The sport, which is always under scrutiny and which has had other major high profile athletes test positive and face suspensions, can ill afford to have a major star involved in a steroid case.