Anderson Silva breaks silence on testing positive for steroids
“I’ve been competing in this sport for a very long time. This is my nineteenth fight in the UFC. I have been thoroughly tested many times and have never had a positive drug test,” said Silva.
“I have not taken any performance enhancing drugs. My stance on drugs is, and will always be, the same. I’m an advocate for a clean sport,” he continued.
“I’m consulting with my advisors right now to explore all of my options and intend to fight this allegation and clear my name. I will not make any further comments until my team advises me to do so.”
Silva has the option of requesting the B sample from his drug test be processed, which could put the initial A sample result in question or it could verify it. Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett told MMWeekly.com on Wednesday afternoon that Silva’s camp had not yet made such a request.
Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare set to headline UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil
Urijah Faber won’t be competing in Brazil anymore on March 21.
Faber was pulled from the UFC Fight Night 62 main event since Raphael Assuncao didn’t recover from an ankle injury and the promotion couldn’t find a replacement.
Demian Maia and Ryan LaFalre, originally set to battle in the co-main event, will now headlined the card. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.