Earlier today ranked top ten heavyweight Josh Barnett was given a second extension on his appeal with the California State Athletic Commission as he was denied a license in the “Golden State” due to a pre-fight urinalysis that showed a positive testing for an anabolic steroid which costed him his long anticipated showdown with Fedor Emelianenko for the now defunct Affliction promotion back in late July where Affliction ceased operations just a few days short of their third fight card dubbed Affliction “Trilogy” in Anaheim.
reports that Barnett’s attorney, Michael J. DiMaggio contacted CSAC interim executive officer David T. Thornton for the extension late last week where Barnett’s representative awaits further information from a UCLA laboratory that did the tests on ‘The Babyfaced Assassin’.
The tests done on Barnett showed that he had drawn a positive sample for a steroid called 2a-methyl-5a-androstan-3a-ol-17-one on July 25 and the second test sample was taken four days later proving to be a positive testing as well.
There is no telling if it is still the case that Barnett is looking to prove his innocence or he is looking to get a shorter suspension as this is not the first time that he was caught juicing when he tested positive for three different anabolic steroids following his UFC 36 win over Randy Couture where Barnett became the UFC heavyweight champion when he had steroids such as Boldenone, Fluoxymesterone and Nandrolone in his system in the state of Nevada.
Barnett’s new hearing date will now be set for December 8 as he will await his fate before the CSAC.