K-1 fighter Shingo Garyu was released without charge after being arrested in the early morning of May 23rd for possession of 0.016 grams of marijuana. Garyu issued a statement of apology today, effectively announcing his retirement from kickboxing and training. Garyu's last fight was a decision win over In Jin Chi at K-1 MAX Korea in March.
Bad news, War Gods fans - it looks like UFC veteran "Cabbage" Correira won't be headlining that May 30th show after all. The MMA Insider Blog reports: Wesley "Cabbage" Correira, who bailed on his recent fight in Fresno at the Ken Shamrock-promoted "War Gods," got a post-event present he probably didn't want. The UFC and Rumble on the Rock veteran's pre-fight drug test came back positive for marijuana, registering a staggering 700 ng/mL of the drug in his system. As [Assistant Executive Officer of the CSAC Bill] Douglas earlier told MMAInsider, "anything above 50 ng/mL is a truely active user." Correira's suspension is retroactive to the missed fight and runs until Aug. 12, 2009. He is also fined $1,000.