UFC Legend Anderson Silva Gets Pulled From Fight After Failing Another Drug Test
Anderson Silva has failed another drug test. Today, the UFC announced that The former Middleweight champion failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test and has been immediately pulled from his UFC Shanghai fight against Kelvin Gastelum later this month.
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Anderson Silva of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 26, 2017. As a result, Silva has been provisionally suspended by USADA. Due to the proximity of Silva’s upcoming scheduled bout at UFC Fight Night, Shanghai, China on November 25, 2017 against Kelvin Gastelum, Silva has been removed from the card and UFC is currently seeking a replacement.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Silva. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
Back in 2015, Silva was suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after he failed a drug test for the steroids drostanolone and androsterone in an in-competition test after his fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183.
If Silva gets a full suspension from USADA it could be the end of his once illustrious MMA career which is pretty sad considering he’s one of the greatest MMA fighter in the history of the sport.