Anderson Silva With One-Year Suspension For Contaminated Supplement

Rex Christensen
July 22, 2018

I felt like my career and everything I had worked so hard for was dying and my future was hanging in the balance.

Anderson Silva won't rule out a super fight with Georges St-Pierre.

43, said the settlement vindicated him. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has determined that his failed drug test was due to a contaminated substance.

In November, it was announced that the legendary middleweight had failed an out-of-competition drug test ahead of his scheduled bout with Kelvin Gastelum, which resulted in him being pulled from the fight. Methyltestosterone is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents, while hydrochlorothiazide is a Specified Substance in the class of Diuretics and Masking Agents. After a series of tests, USADA verified the banned substances found in the product. In 2015, he tested positive for multiple anabolic steroids and was given a one-year suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Silva faced a four-year suspension with his second anti-doping violation factored in, but avoided what most likely would have been a career-ending punishment.

"I think the decisions have to be made at the time they have to be made", Silva said.

He will be eligible to make his UFC return as soon as November 11, 2018.

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As with all fighters who've accepted sanctions for anti-doping violations, Silva is required to make himself available to random drug testing during his suspension.

Anderson Silva also seems intent on continuing his career, with Silva saying: "Today I have a renewed energy". Silva added that his UFC legacy has been restored following that verdict.

In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Silva made it known that he still has the desire to fight the Canadian star in a super fight as he wants to get back inside of the Octagon fighting once again after his latest troubles but even though years have passed from when they were in their primes, he still has hope for a fight that never came to fruition.

Anderson Silva (34-8, 1 NC MMA) didn't fight since his controversial split decision versus Derek Brunson at UFC 208 pay-per-view (PPV) event in 2017.

Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, as well as the World Anti-Doping Code, the determination that an athlete's positive test was caused by a contaminated product may result in a reduced sanction.

Silva's name was recently mentioned by Daniel Cormier, the reigning UFC king of both the light heavyweight and heavyweight division.

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