UFC 126 Fighters Return Clean Drug Test Results; No Word Yet On Thiago Silva

February 14, 2011

UFC 126 Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort poster

UFC 126: Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort

The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday revealed that 13 fighters were subjected to screening for performance enhancing substances and drugs of abuse at UFC 126. All 13 fighters produced negative results, meaning they all tested clean.

The following UFC 126 athletes were tested:  Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Jones, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Paul Taylor, Demetrious Johnson, Mike Pierce, and Kyle Kingsbury.

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva knocked out Vitor Belfort in the UFC 126 main event.

There were 15 fighters drug tested at UFC 125. Of those, 14 returned negative results. The one fighter left under scrutiny is Thiago Silva. The NSAC has yet to release any result for Silva’s test.

In the meantime, sources have indicated that Silva has been removed from a proposed UFC 130 bout against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Executive Director Keith Kizer recently told MMAWeekly.com only that Silva’s test was “still being processed.”