Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who held out hope that Anderson Silva's failed out-of-competition drug test for steroids was a mistake might want to reconsider.
That's because MMAJunkie.com is reporting that "The Spider" failed another drug test in the run-up to his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz (who was also busted for marijuana) on Jan 31, 2015..
From the article:
Multiple sources close to the situation on Wednesday confirmed to MMAjunkie that Silva failed a second drug test in relation to UFC 183.... That test was administered on Jan. 9 and was considered an out-of-competition screening. The former middleweight champion, however, passed a Jan. 19 test for human growth-hormone, as well as performance-enhancing drugs. The date of Silva's second failed test is not yet known....
For those who need a refresher, Silva was originally busted for drostanolone and androstane in a pre-fight test that Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) oddly did not receive until after the bout. Silva then passed a second test for both HGH and performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) 10 days later.
John Morgan attempted to clarify the numerous tests (and results) via Twitter:
@johnjoeoregan @MMAjunkie Separate test. As of yesterday, Silva camp hadn’t even asked for B sample to be tested, according to NSAC.— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) February 12, 2015
The fight game never seems to let its participants depart with honor. Sadly, either by his own volition -- or perhaps from a crooked doc -- Silva has fallen victim to the lures of glory.
In fact, the former Middleweight champion was already kicked off as coach of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 4" by NSAC and we'll find out how it reacts in the form of additional punishment at a hearing scheduled for Feb. 17, 2015.