Anderson Silva testade positivt på bland annat steroider efter sin match mot Nick Diaz, som ägde rum vid UFC 183 den 31 januari. Silva har tidigare förnekat att han tagit någonting, men inför sitt förhör hos ”Nevada State Athletic Commission” i mars meddelas det att Anderson kommer erkänna att han dopat sig.
Så här skrevs det, via UFC.com:
”The Nevada State Athletic Commission disciplinary hearing for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva does not have a set date in March, but according to a story published by Brazilian website UOL on Saturday, the MMA icon and his team are preparing his defense, with Silva reportedly planning to admit to using several banned substances.
The report makes clear that Silva will insist that his use of performance enhancing drugs wasn’t to gain an advantage on his opponent, but rather as an aid in his recovery from the broken leg suffered in his December 2013 loss to Chris Weidman. Lawyers will also argue that the amount of the substances found in his system were minimal, thus giving him no advantage over his January 31 opponent, Nick Diaz.”
Matchen mellan Silva och Diaz kommer med största sannolikhet ändras till en ”No Contest”, men hur lång Silvas avstängning kommer att bli återstår att se.