Anderson Silva Plans to be Back Next Year and Fight for Five More Years

March 27, 2015
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Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for two anabolic steroids prior to his UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31 and failed his post-fight drug test. It was the 39-year-old’s comeback fight after suffering a broken leg at UFC 168 in December 2013.

Silva can’t explain what happened that led to the positive drug tests and says that the medication he was on while recovering from the broken leg and the supplements he was using are being analyzed. He’s currently suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission, but plans to return in 2016 and fight for five more years.

Anderson Silva“I will be back next year,” Silva said during a Q&A session following a seminar in Rio de Janeiro. “We don’t know yet what’s going to happen because all the stuff I used during the treatment for my broken leg and my supplements were taken to the commission’s lab to be examined so we can find out what happened. I don’t know what happened. It was a surprise for me as well. Coming back next year was my plan anyway, so it’s normal.”

With seven fights remaining on his contract leading up to the Diaz fight, Silva inked a new 15-fight deal with the UFC in October and plans to fulfill it by being more active in the future.


“That was an offer from Dana (White) and Lorenzo (Fertitta),” he said. “The only serious injury I had was on my leg now. I spoke with my team, we discussed everything and saw that it was possible. We’re training now focused on fighting for five more years. I already have my schedule for the next five years. If we can fight more, two or three times a year, it’s better.”

At his age it seems unlikely, but Silva isn’t ruling out the possibility of fighting for the title one more time before his career is over.

“First of all, I have to earn it,” Silva said about possibly fighting for the title again. “The fighters who are up there earned that spot, to fight for the UFC title, and I have to conquer my space in the division again. Step by step, starting from zero. I don’t know if I will have enough time for that, but if I have the opportunity to earn it, it’s possible.”

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  • TheCerealKiller

    You are responsible for what you put in your body. Unless he can prove some kind of conspiracy, enjoy your one year suspension.

    • Raymond Gonzalez

      Man. You are the absolute biggest troll MMA has ever seen.

      • Seth

        Why? Because he says the truth? I like Anderson as anybody, he’s the GOAT – but using PEDs is something you just don’t do. I know his age caught up with him and he can not keep up with young generation – but it doesn’t mean it’s justified to use something which isn’t legal.

        • Drock420

          Anderson is a good argument for the GOAT, but personally I hate to say it. the GOAT I think is Jon Jones. I’m a lil off topic I know.

          • Seth

            Not for now. Let’s talk about him being GOAT when he runs with the title for 7-8 years with 10 defenses. He’s perfect candidate for GOAT, but he just started to put together his run.

      • TheCerealKiller

        A troll is someone that makes outrageous statements to anger people and start arguments. Are you going to call the NAC “trolls” when they tell him he is ultimately responsible for what he puts in his body? Have you ever watched a hearing?

        Wait a second, you’re using reverse psyc-troll-ogy on me by calling my logical comment a troll, which makes you the troll. Well played sir.

  • Darin

    BAHAHAHAHAHA! First Dana White says fighters shouldn’t cuss, now Anderson is gonna fight another half-decade. You guys are too much. You need to spread the joke articles out a bit, don’t dump them all on us at once.

  • Austin, TX

    Yawn…… we get to see his overrated ^ss get beat yet again hopefully. His should be a two year suspension. No wait. Life. For being so annoying and overrated and a PED user.

  • Groinstrike

    Bernard Hopkins could hang at a championship level at 50. I say go Anderson.

    • Raymond Gonzalez

      Hells yes!

  • drugdealer

    This mf must be hangin’ out with Jon Jones and…Coco.

  • Guest

    i dont see him fighting another three years

  • Raymond Gonzalez

    Anderson! I love you like Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” loves the Lone Ranger. I’m sure it was all an accident. I hope you and Nick do it again and nobody can say anything after. I said it before, I hated the fight because I didn’t want to see either of you lose, but I gotta see that one again, just to shut up the haters for good.


    Great! Just get a new drug dealer,…those last medicines didn’t work out too well for overall performance