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Anderson Silva Issues Statement Following Reveal of Potential Anti-Doping Violation

November 14, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva has issued a statement following his notification of a potential anti-doping violation that killed his fight at UFC Fight Night 122. Silva posted to Twitter, giving a statement that he “will not give up” and that his plans have not changed as far as his career trajectory. You can see the post below, which came after he was yanked from the fight due to the potential violation.

Michael Bisping has replaced Silva on the card. Silva’s possible violation is his first under USADA’s program, though he previously failed failed a drug test in connection with his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz in January of 2015 and receivced a one-year suspension. He blamed the failure on a tainted sexual enhancer.

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