GSP ‘surprised’ by Anderson Silva’s failed UFC 183 drug test

February 7, 2015 10:50 am by Chris Taylor
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Just about everyone in the mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva had tested positive for 2 types of banned substances (steroids) following his UFC 183 victory over Nick Diaz.

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, recently spoke with La Presse (via Yahoo) where he gave his reaction to the unfortunate situation:

“Like everyone else, I was surprised when I heard the news.”

“I don’t wish them any ill will; it’s terrible what happened to Anderson Silva – to his career, and also to him physically. It’s not my intention to bash anyone, either. I’m not a rat and I’ll never go public and name names to reporters. My only hope is that we deal with this [PED] problem. I hope if one thing comes out of this, it’s that testing will be done more stringently.”

“I really don’t know [if this will prompt the UFC to increase out-of-competition drug testing]. Maybe nothing will change. It depends on a lot of people.”

GSP left the sport of MMA following his UFC 167 split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks. “Rush” cited the UFC’s drug testing issues as one of the main reasons for his departure.

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