Retirement Not an Option for Anderson Silva Following Failed Drug Tests

March 19, 2015
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Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is not contemplating retirement following two failed drug tests, according to a report on Wednesday.

Sources close to the fighter informed “UFC Tonight” of his intentions. Additionally, the report said that Silva may plan to fight in the UFC again in 2015, depending on his punishment from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Anderson-Silva-UFC-The-Time-Is-Now-Press-04Silva failed his a pre-fight drug test ahead of UFC 183, as well as his post-fight exam. The substances found in Silva’s system included steroids Drostanolone and Androstane, as well as anti-anxiety medications Oxazepam and Temazepam.

Reports on Silva’s stance have varied since his failed tests were revealed to the public. In a statement forwarded to last month, the fighter said, “I have not taken any performance enhancing drugs. My stance on drugs is, and will always be, the same. I’m an advocate for a clean sport.” Other reports have said Silva will soon reveal he was taking performance-enhancing drugs for therapeutic purposes.

Silva’s UFC 183 opponent, Nick Diaz, also failed his post-fight drug test, showing positive for traces of marijuana.

A disciplinary hearing is intended to be scheduled for Silva and Diaz, but the program reported that Silva’s team has requested an extension. A date for the new hearing is yet to be announced.

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  • gaspergoo

    The question is has he been using all along or did he use because of his broken ankle???….He has never failed a drug test up to now but does that mean he is a master at taking and alternating off???…..the only way Silva will probably be able to redeem himself is to come back and win the title steroid free…then maybe the masses will believe it was a one time thing….that’s a very big maybe…Diaz testing positive for marijuana is not a surprise at all and to be honest nobody really cares!!!….and that’s the truth.

    • TRT-rex

      When did he break his ankle?? That’s sucks, cause after that gruesome compound fracture of his fibula and tibia, and now a broken ankle he will never be the same. And he isn’t winning a title anytime soon peds or not, didn’t you see his last fight? And that’s the truth!

      • KevinJ

        Steroid induced osteoporosis. Its a real thing.

    • KevinJ

      He never failed a test before… but he was never tested out of competition before. Let’s not forget that he was seriously thinking about retiring before he came to the UFC. Then he joins the UFC and becomes the “GOAT”? At least at this point, there are plenty of people that actually believe he wasn’t juicing the entire time… .but if he comes back, certifies clean the whole trip back. and then gets embarassed… it will convince more people that he was juicing the whole time.

      Fighting is like crack for some of these guys though. They won’t leave voluntarily, under any circumstances.

    • Drock420

      Anderson tested positive for two anabolic steroids, both used for increasing muscle mass. So to say he only used it for his ankle or leg injury is misleading. Don’t know why his last win hasn’t been overturned to a no contest yet.

  • cheflacsto

    Who knows with Anderson anymore, you cant believe anything he says.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Retirement is not an option, but he needed to talk to his family about it last month? I thought his son was crying for him to stop. The other question I have have is, why did they grant him an extension? How long does it take to make up a story that they won’t believe anyways?

    • Tight

      My pusspuss is still so tight after you stuck ur 2 inch prick in it.

  • Trevor

    Who cares he and Diaz can go away. The end

  • Matt Frith

    I just don’t get the why he did it. He’s an extremely talented fighter, and the question begs did he really need to do it to win?