by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Bill Mahood has been fined and suspended due to a positive test result for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone stemming from his fight with Bobby Southworth at the Strikeforce at the Mansion event in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bill Douglas, a CSAC representative, announced the result on Monday and stated that Mahood has been fined $2,500. His suspension period runs from the conclusion of the Sept. 29 bout through the end of his licensing year, which is Sept. 6, 2008. An additional 22 days of suspension were assessed for when he reapplies for licensure to fulfill a total of 365 days of suspension.
Mahood lost the fight with Southworth when he verbally submitted little more than a minute into the bout due to an apparent rib injury.
Drostanolone is a steroid that is most commonly used by athletes for weight cutting to help retain strength while losing mass.
Mahood is the second fighter from the Strikeforce at the Mansion event to fail a drug test. On Oct. 3, it was announced that Adam Smith, who lost to Dewey Cooper, tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.
Of the 24 fighters that competed on the Strikeforce event, test results have been reported for 18, including the two failures. Main event fighters Gilbert Melendez, Tatsuji Kato, Josh Thomson, and Adam Lynn all test clean.