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Dana White admits Anderson Silva's positive steroid test 'screwed me up for a few days'

Even UFC President Dana White was a huge fan of "The Spider."

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass were undoubtedly ecstatic to finally have an event last evening (Sat., Feb. 14, 2015) as Broomfield, Colorado played host to the UFC Fight Night 60 event live on FOX Sports 1 (results here), following a horrible two week span that saw arguably the biggest drug test failure in the history of the sport as Anderson Silva tested positive for steroids twice.

The mixed martial arts (MMA) community let out a collective gasp when the news first hit following "The Spider's" decision victory over Nick Diaz in his triumphant return to the Octagon at UFC 183. As the story developed over the next several days, and Silva denied using performance enhancing drugs (PED) amidst test results that said otherwise, UFC brass kept relatively quiet besides for a brief statement noting they would back the former middleweight champion and let due process play out before rushing to action.

While much of the attention last evening was focused on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson's outstanding submission victory over Brandon Thatch in the main event (highlights here), it was only a matter of time before the UFC president was asked about Silva's failed tests at the post-fight press conference (replay here).

According to Dana, he took the news pretty hard. His words from FOX Sports:

"It screwed me up for a few days. I was messed up for a few days after that. I've been a huge Anderson Silva fan, too, but we'll talk about that on Wednesday."

"We'll address all the things that have happened lately and what we're going to do and what's going to happen from here on out."

Earlier this week UFC brass indicated they would be holding a special press conference on February 18th to discuss the recent test failures and what will be the promotion's next move in regards to drug testing.

White said poignantly, "we're not going to be talking about fun things."

For more fall-out from Anderson Silva's failed drug tests, click here. For news, results, and highlights from UFC Fight Night 60, click here.

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