UFC Releases Statement On Anderson Silva’s Suspension For PEDs

August 13, 2015 8:51 pm by BJPENN.COM News


Former UFC middleweight champion and a fighter many consider to be the G.O.A.T, was beat down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during Thursday’s disciplinary hearing.

After giving his strange and at times confusing defense the commission decided to bring down the hammer and gave him a one year suspension, along with fines and a reversal of his win over Nick Diaz, making it a No Contest.

The UFC promptly issued a statement on the matter, here it is in it’s entirety:

Following the Nevada Athletic Commission’s hearing today, Anderson Silva is required to serve a 12-month suspension from competition, retroactive from his last fight on January 31. At the conclusion of his suspension, Silva must present a clean test upon reapplication of a license before his next fight in Nevada. The UFC organization maintains a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes, and fully supports the Commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition by all MMA athletes.

UFC recognizes Silva’s great career and looks forward to his return to the Octagon in 2016.

Looks like they’re still sticking by there boy.

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