Silva Issues Statement On USADA Test

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has released another statement this week, this time focusing on his issues with USADA.

Silva was pulled from his UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum due a positive out-of-competition USADA test administered on October 26th, and released a statement on Thursday in Portuguese and English.

In the statement, Silva claimed that his “medical team is working very closely with USADA” to determine how his test turned up positive.

Silva, who was previously suspended a year due to the failure an in-competition test by the Nevada Athletic Commission related to his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz, is provisionally suspended pending a hearing.

He was replaced in the UFC Shanghai main event by former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

You can read Silva’s statement below:

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