Anderson Silva Plans To Keep Fighting
Anderson Silva last fought since February 2017, when he scored a unanimous decision victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 208. The victory would snap a 4 year winless streak, for the all-time great. Silva was set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the UFC’s debut in Shanghai, China, this past November, but he was removed from the bout after failing an out-of-competition drug test.
That marked the second drug test failure for Silva, who also tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and androsterone in an in-competition test following a win over Nick Diaz in January 2015 that was subsequently overturned to a no-contest.
On Sunday, the UFC legend sent out an Instagram post in which he expressed gratitude to everyone for their support and proclaimed that he plans to continue his MMA career.
“Thank you, my people!” Silva wrote. “You can be sure it’s not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I’m back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don’t.”
No mention is made of Silva’s ongoing case with the USADA.