Japan — Street Fighter’s Ryu has tested positive for steroid use, sources have confirmed.
With Street Fighter V in production, combatants from all sides of the world must train to look their best. With so much on the line, the world warriors are willing to go through great lengths to win.
The aging fighter, who turns 51 this month has been bare-knuckles brawling since 1987 alongside his longtime training partner and friend Ken Masters.
“I knew something was different about him once his forearms became larger than his head,” said Masters. “Still,the guy is like a brother to me, and I know he trains hard and works hard. Steroid use isn’t uncommon in the Street Fighter tournament.”
“I won’t name names,” said Masters. “But they’re out there — they know who they are.”
Ryu could not be reached for comment at this time.
We have reached out to Capcom for further comment.