Anderson Silva Wants a Rematch with Nick Diaz

April 15, 2015

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva is requesting a rematch with Nick Diaz. The Brazilian posted the request on his Instagram account on Wednesday.

Silva and Diaz are currently on temporary suspensions by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Silva failed drug tests for steroids prior to and after their UFC 183 bout in January, while Diaz failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana. It was the third time in his career that Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites.

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The two were scheduled to appear before the commission in March and April, but were granted continuances while they prepare their cases. The typical suspension for a first-time offender to steroids is a year, although the climate is drifting towards harsher punishments for performance-enhancing drug offenders.

For Diaz, it’s unclear what type of punishment he’ll face considering he’s a multiple-time offender and has been suspended twice before.

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