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Things Go From Bad To Worse For Anderson Silva


Anderson Silva is staring down the barrel of a career ending suspension following failing an USADA drugs test on 26th October 2017.

Combate broke the news earlier this week that former UFC middleweight champion Silva had tested positive for two separate banned substances. MMA Fighting later confirmed that the synthetic anabolic steroid, methyltestosterone and a diuretic were found in the sample taken prior to Silva’s scheduled bout with Kelvin Gastelum last year.

The UFC anti-doping policy considers methyltestosterone to be an anabolic agent and athletes found to be taking it face a suspension of up to 2 years. Unfortunately for Silva, this isn’t his first brush with anabolic steroids and it isn’t the first time he has been suspended. Back in 2015 he tested positive for anabolic steroids in multiple tests around his UFC 183 match up with Nick Diaz. Ultimately the former champion was suspended for a year after he and his team claimed the banned substances originated from a sexual enhancement pill he had taken.

Should USADA take these failures in to account, Silva would be considered a repeat offender could be looking at a suspension of up to 4 years. According to the Combate report, Silva and his team are pushing hard for USADA to disregard the previous incident on the grounds that it did not fall under the UFC anti-doping policy which was introduced later that year. If a 4 year suspension isn’t serious enough, should USADA consider there to be “aggravating circumstances”, the Brazillian could be looking at a suspension of up to 8 years.

The Combate report claims that should 42-year-old Silva be handed a suspension of 2 years or more, he would announce his retirement from the sport. Silva recently proclaimed his innocence, claiming never to have taken performance enhancing drugs at any stage of his career.

Whatever the outcome, Silva‘s once great legacy is in tatters. It is hard to see a way for the once dominant champion to recover his reputation after this latest development and it is looking increasingly likely that we have seen him in the octagon for the last time.



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8 Comments

  • Douglas Patterson
    05/02/2018 at 9:52 am

    Why the fuck tag nick Diaz in this u muppets fuck u slimy cunts 🖕🏼

    • Tom Mulligan
      05/02/2018 at 5:54 pm

      Because his fight with Silva where they both failed drugs tests is mentioned in the article maybe?

    • Douglas Patterson
      05/02/2018 at 8:22 pm

      Yeah but that was 2 years ago and silvers been done again it’s got nothing to do with Diaz

    • Tom Mulligan
      05/02/2018 at 10:57 pm

      Of course Diaz has nothing to do with Silvas recent failure but he does have something to do with the reason things are looking worse for Silva. It’s the consideration of the last failed tests against Diaz which could lead to a 4-8 year suspension. It’s a central part of the story.

  • Mark Petrulo
    05/02/2018 at 8:54 am

    He’s a fraud.

  • Jonathan MacAulay
    04/02/2018 at 12:09 pm

    Scott Kenyon

  • Barry Hughes
    04/02/2018 at 11:55 am

    Hes a good fighter so he took a couple of drugs big deal hes a great fighter