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MMA fighters react on Twitter to Anderson Silva's failed UFC 183 pre-fight drug test

And the circus continues...

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Anderson Silva may not have wanted to tarnish his legacy, but after the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) revealed "The Spider" had tested positive for two banned substances in an out-of-competition test conducted on Jan. 9, 2015, it will be quite difficult to rectify his image.

Silva tested positive for drostanolone and androstane 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 pay-per-view (PPV) because the NSAC got the test results late.

"The Spider" has denied using anabolic steroids in a recent statement through his doctor Marcio Tannure, but the damage has already been done.

Here is what MMA fighters had to say on Twitter following the breaking news yesterday: