After Anderson Silva‘s triumphant return to the octagon at UFC 183 this past Saturday, many were excited to see if the former middleweight champion was coming back for his title. Well you can put those thoughts on hold.
Silva tested positive for steroids on January 9th in a random out-of-competition test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Silva’s opponent Nick Diaz also tested positive, but for marijuana. Details of the punishment for both fighters are still developing.
News like this can tarnish Silva’s legacy, but from what I understand this is his first positive test and he was coming off a horrific injury. There were also rumblings that UFC 183 was his last fight, but in light of this I doubt a legend of his stature wants to exit on that.
UFC President Dana White has been mum since the announcement.