Anderson Silva (pictured) has vehemently denied taking any performance-enhancing drugs, despite the fact the Nevada Athletic Commission reports the former UFC middleweight champion flunked two separate UFC 183 exams, from the very beginning. Now we know, Silva has stuck to his innocent guns from the VERY BEGINNING.
The UFC has just released a video of Silva being informed of his failed screening while filming “The Ultimate Fighter: Brasil.” Silva cried innocence from the jump.
“No, I didn’t take anything,” Silva told a confidant while UFC cameras rolled from behind.
The promotional clip starts with Silva pumping up his team, letting them know how the opportunity to compete on the show could change their lives. It ends with him telling them that he tested positive for a banned substance.
Talk about reality TV drama…
Silva failed his pre-fight, out-of-competition drug test for Drostanolone metabolites and Androsterone, a form of endogenous testosterone. That goes along with his flunked post-fight test for for Oxazepam and Temazepam – two prohibited Benzodiazepines, as well as Drostanalone, an anabolic steroid.
Silva is facing at least a nine month suspension, fine and having his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz overturned to a no contest.
Silva is expected to stand before the NAC to plead his case in the coming months.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo: