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Friday, Feb 02, 2018

Report: Anderson Silva Tested Positive For Synthetic Testosterone in Latest USADA Flag

Anderson Silva (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After Anderson Silva was pulled from a scheduled fight at UFC Fight Night 122 last November, due to a USADA flag, it’s being reported the legendary fighter tested positive for a synthetic testosterone.

Silva was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the Shanghai event, but was forced to withdraw, as a result of a failed drug test. According to a new report from Combate (via MMA Junkie), sources say the former middleweight champ tested positive for methyltestosterone – a synthetic testosterone – and an unspecified diuretic.

The Brazilian star has denied ever knowingly taking performance enhancing drugs. Silva tested positive for banned substances, including a steroid metabolite  in 2015, and was suspended for a year. The legend’s team claimed the positive test was due to a contaminated, sexual enhancement pill Silva took.

Silva could be suspended for four years, as a result of this second, USADA flag.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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