Anderson Silva Officially Suspended by Nevada Athletic Commission

February 18, 2015
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The Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday issued former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva a temporary suspension pending a full disciplinary hearing before the commission at its March meeting. The date of the March meeting has not yet been set.

The move formally institutes a temporary suspension related to multiple failed drug tests in relation to his UFC 183 headlining bout with Nick Diaz. Silva won the bout.

Silva first tested positive in a Jan. 9 out-of-competition drug test, where his results revealed anabolic steroid metabolites for Drostanolone and Androstane.

> SEE ALSO: Anderson Silva Fails UFC 183 Fight-Night Drug Test

anderson-silva-ufc-183-post-750After testing clean in a Jan. 19 out-of-competition test, Silva then again tested positive for Drostanolone, in addition to Oxazepam and Temazepam, two benzodiazepine class drugs commonly used to treat anxiety-related insomnia.

Silva has never before tested positive for banned substances during his near-twenty-year career.

Silva, however, joins two of his Black House teammates in having tested positive for Drostanolone within the past year.

Kevin Casey, at UFC 175, and Brian Ortega, at UFC on FOX 12, both tested positive for Drostanolone last July. They were both fined, suspended, and had their victories overturned and ruled no-contests.

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  • thatswhatsup

    career tarnished

    • Guest

      a lifetime of rights doesnt suddenly equal a wrong. this is just small potatoes. its crybaby fans and media that make it such a big deal when they shouldn’t. its ridiculous.

  • UfcUltimateFloorCuddling

    Yet jon jones run free with his cokehead ability to be the P4P best! yea!!! i lol at this joke of a sport. In reality all fighters use something.. the difference is they didn’t get caught.

    • shakejunt

      i heard that jon jones was the cause of islamic extremism too.

  • don’t_be_scared

    But he gets to keep the money! Muah ha ha ha ahahaha aha aha h

  • Andersonsmom

    This whole thing is baffling but I don’t deny the results. It just looks bad on Anderson, period.
    It took him 24hours to break the silence? And he tested positive twice.
    In any case, Fedor is still GOAT.

    • TheCerealKiller

      Your “GOAT” was never tested for roids up until the point when he started losing. He’s a legend from the dirtiest era of MMA. He was great, but that was more entertainment than sport.

      • Seriusmom

        yeah…that’s why more than 1/2 of Brazil voted for him as GOAT.

        • TheCerealKiller

          Half of Brazil doesn’t even have a television. They thought he was an actual goat.

          • monkey

            HA HA HA HA HA

          • Austin, TX

            But they’re still more informed than you…


      • cheflacsto

        That’s wrong NSAC has been testing guys for at least 10 years. Didn’t Barnett get popped a long time ago?

        • TheCerealKiller

          When did Fedor fight in Nevada?

          • cheflacsto

            I assume you are replying to Seth, I don’t think Fedor has ever fought in Nevada, I was just commenting on the guy that said Anderson was great because they just started testing for steroids

          • TheCerealKiller

            Yeah, I was replying to the guy that posts under 50 different guest names.

      • Austin, TX

        As opposed to now when everybody is so clean and the sport is so different…

        I think you’re just upset man because your boy got popped and his legacy is in tatters.

        Lots of people would disagree with you…including Cain, JDS, Aldo, Fabricio, John McCarthy, Mike Tyson etc….they all think Fedor is the GOAT.

        So you know more than them?

        GOAT anyway is a subjective term. Read the wikipedia article and see if you mind is changed.

        You can look at his body and tell though that he wasn’t roided up. His body looked plump. Completely normal. If he wanted to roid up and have an unfair advantage why didn’t he cut 40 lbs and go down to middleweight. ……(Like Silva).

        He’s only 6 ft tall. and fought at Heavyweight. Silva is 6 ft 2 inches and fought cans at middleweight…roided.

        He didn’t even cut a single pound. It doesn’ thold water. The logic is flawed.

    • Seth

      Fedor may be a goat at best…and overweight one…Fedor as a GOAT…b***h, get out of here.

  • Andersonsmom

    “After testing clean in a Jan. 19 out-of-competition test, Silva then again tested positive for Drostanolone, in addition to Oxazepam and Temazepam, two benzodiazepine class drugs commonly used to treat anxiety-related insomnia.”
    Dude, don’t give Anderson nuthuggers any reasons to cling on to his nuts.
    I don’t doubt Anderson’s legacy. But he tested positive twice. And I doubt his sleeping pills had anything to do with the results.

  • cheflacsto

    This is just terrible. he best fighter in the world going down in a ball of fire, after what was most likely last fight.

  • Guest

    He’ll be back!

  • kale

    Ufc is dying quick

    • TheCerealKiller

      Then please leave.