The backlash from Anderson Silva's failed drug test prior to his showdown against Nick Diaz at last weekend's (Sat. Jan. 31, 2015) UFC 183 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada, is still trickling in.
This time, it's Diaz's head trainer, Cesar Gracie, chiming in by saying that "The Spider's" win over his pupil (see it) should be overturned immediately on the heels of the revelation that the Brazilian bomber had steroids in his body prior to fight night.
"In my opinion it needs to be overturned because you got a guy on performance-enhancing drugs," Gracie declared during his conversation with TMZ.
In Gracie's view, if Silva -- who is considered to be one of the all time best pound-for-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters in the world -- needs to be taking performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) at his age (39) to keep up, then maybe he needs to find something else to do other than fighting.
"I get it. Silva is getting up there in age, but if you need steroids to fight you shouldn't be fighting," stated the famed trainer.
Of course, Diaz also pissed hot, as his post-fight drug test result showed that the had traces of marijuana in his system. While Gracie didn't go as far as excuse Nick's wrongdoing, he says anyone with "half a brain" knows weed is not a PED.
"Anyone with half a brain would know weed is not a performance enhancing-drug," Gracie says. "They make them take a test before they even license him to fight in Nevada."
That means Diaz took another test and passed it to get licensed to fight. And for those who ask what Silva' legacy will be after this unforeseeable incident, Gracie says it will be tarnished forever, as many will now begin to question his past victories.
"[The positive test] definitely tarnishes his legacy because people are going to look at his other fights and question if he was using steroids then too," he concluded.
While Silva denies any wrongdoing on his end, he and Diaz are temporarily suspended from the sport as a result of their infractions, and will be summoned to appear in front of the Nevada Sate Athletic Commission (NSAC) soon to answer for their failed tests.
And more than likely, to receive further punishment which, much to the joy of Gracie, will almost certainly see Silva's win overturned to a "No Contest."