Following the UFC’s announcement of “The Mexicutioner” testing positive for Nandrolone and receiving a nine month suspension, Joey Beltran was quick to apologize to his friends and family. Interestingly, Beltran denies ever injecting any kind of steroid, such as Nandrolone during his apology.
“I can say without a shadow of a doubt I did not inject Nandrolone into my body. 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.” – Via Twitter
The story of unknowingly receiving performance-enhancers is not a new one. We heard the same response from fighters such as “King Mo” Lawal, Josh Barnett, and Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. Usually it comes to be explained that they took an over the counter supplement that contained trace elements of PEDs. Perhaps unlikely, but not impossible, as there has been supplements caught with low levels of steroids in the past.