Stephan Bonnar and Josh Barnett , mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters from the UFC and PRIDE Fighting Championships , have also tested positive for the banned substance.  After the World Extreme Cagefighting show on January 20, 2006 Muay Thai turned MMA fighter Kit Cope also tested positive for boldenone.  Following the Strikeforce card on June 22, 2007 former PRIDE and UFC fighter Phil Baroni tested positive for boldenone, as well as stanozolol .  At a K-1 WGP event in Las Vegas on August 17, 2007 two fighters, Rickard Nordstrand and Zabit Samedov , both tested positive for boldenone.  Alexandre Franca Nogueira tested positive for boldenone in July 2008. 
It is basically considered as the injectable form of methandrostanolone that does not contains CH3 group. The gains obtained from this steroid are slow, gradual and are of great quality. This steroid does not cause unnecessary water retention as well. Since low percentage of fat is also achieved, a much pumped and veiny look is achieved via using this steroid. The injectable form is mostly used and individuals tend to avoid using the propionate form as it generates major pain even after the second day of intake. Another drawback of taking the propionate is that it can cause influenza. In this condition, the individual feel very hostile such that they are unable to finish the regular training process. Boldenone not only raises the production of protein but it also escalates the level of erythropoietin. This ultimately results in the escalation of amount of red blood cells which leads towards better pumping effect while training. Glycogen and appetite level can also be raised with this practice.
Research has indicated that stigmasterol may be useful in prevention of certain cancers , including ovarian , prostate , breast , and colon cancers . Studies have also indicated that a diet high in phytoesterols may inhibit the absorption of cholesterol and lower serum cholesterol levels by competing for intestinal absorption. Studies with laboratory animals fed stigmasterol found that both cholesterol and sitosterol absorption decreased 23% and 30%, respectively, over a 6-week period. It also possesses potent antioxidant , hypoglycemic and thyroid inhibiting properties.