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A legacy tarnished: Royce Gracie tests positive for anabolic steroids

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Royce Gracie, known to many as the godfather of MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, tested positive for Nandrolone, according to the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) as reported on

Gracie had recently competed against longtime foe and PRIDE FC fixture Kazushi Sakuraba at the much ballyhooed but ultimately disappointing K-1 Heroes Dynamite on June 2.

Gracie is suspended until May 30 of 2008 and has been fined $2,500 by the CSAC.

That price seems paltry compared to the cost of tarnishing both his legacy and his lineage.

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