No competitor wants to go out a loser. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (pictured) doesn’t want to go out a cheater.
Despite the fact Silva turns 40 years old next month ,and he’s facing at least a nine month suspension for testing positive for two different performance-enhancing drugs in January’s unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz, Silva’s camp informed “UFC Tonight” that he’ll return to the cage.
Silva was expected to stand before the Nevada Athletic Commission this month to explain why Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, and Androsterone, a form of endogenous testosterone, were discovered in two separate random pre-fight drug tests prior to UFC 183, but Wednesday his representatives requested a continuance from the committee.
The meeting will now likely take place in April.
Silva has professed innocence from the very beginning, but the man who was regarded by most pundits as the best mixed martial artist of all time will never be viewed the same.
In addition to a suspension, Silva is facing a fine and having his victory overturned to a no contest.