Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva could soon be back in the Octagon.
The mixed martial arts legend completed a one-year suspension from USADA earlier today.
USADA deemed Silva’s positive drug test, which was collected on October 26, 2017, a result of a contaminated supplement.
The test flagged Anderson Silva for having both methyltestosterone metabolites and hydrochlorothiazide in his system.
Silva’s USADA suspension was retroactive to November 10, 2017, meaning the former middleweight champion can return to action immediately.
Anderson Silva is officially eligible to return to action #UFC
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) November 10, 2018
There are already a couple of fighters who have expressed interest in welcoming Anderson Silva back to the octagon, including former UFC title challengers Yoel Romero and Darren Till.
“The Gorilla”, who is coming off a loss to Tyron Woodley in his most recent effort at UFC 228, called out Anderson Silva earlier today on Twitter.
@SpiderAnderson just heard that shit you said, what the fuck you going on about trying to get a fight with @TheNotoriousMMA. Your not getting that fight ye baldy prick, I’ll fight ye in @ufc #London. Slap that baldy head off ye just like bisping did. #SamuelLJackson
— Darren Till (@darrentill2) November 9, 2018
“@SpiderAnderson just heard that shit you said, what the fuck you going on about trying to get a fight with @TheNotoriousMMA. Your not getting that fight ye baldy prick, I’ll fight ye in @ufc #London. Slap that baldy head off ye just like bisping did. #SamuelLJackson” – Darren Till
With that being said, Anderson Silva seems to have his sites set on a fight with former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor.
“The Spider” recently told TMZ that he had “accepted” the Irish stars challenge and plans on waiting for the currently suspended fighter for his octagon return.
“I’m waiting,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva explained. “Because I accept the challenge for Conor.”
The mixed martial arts legend continued:
“I think UFC President Dana White needs to think about this,” Silva said. “Because it’s two big guys in this sport. Two big names – yes, absolutely, two big legends. And, why not?”
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