Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass is reeling following yesterday's news that former longtime UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for two performance enhancing drugs (PED) in a pre-fight test conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
The NSAC tested Silva for banned substances on Jan. 9, 2015, which was more than three weeks out from his UFC 183 main event match against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31, 2015, and yet "The Spider" was still allowed to compete at the mammoth pay-per-view (PPV). According to the NSAC, had they gotten the results sooner, Silva would not have been allowed to compete.
Here is a picture of Silva's test results, showing the former champion testing positive for Drostanolone and another PED:
Of course, the truck did not stop there, as Diaz himself failed a post-fight test for marijuana yet again. The Stockton native has now been popped for marijuana three times in his UFC career, and a lengthy suspension is likely.
As of now, there is no word as to whether or not the victory for Silva will become a No Contest, but we will keep you posted with all the latest updates Maniacs.