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Anderson Silva’s medical team is working with USADA to figure out WTF happened

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‘The Spider’ has put out another statement clarifying what he’s doing about his recent drug test failure.

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Anderson Silva has released another statement on his recent USADA suspension ... and this one helpfully addresses the actual situation rather than just offering up platitudes about not giving up.

That first statement offered up "a big kiss for everyone," which was nice, I guess. This one tells us what he's doing about his latest drug test failure, which is even better!

Here's the text in full:

To All my fans,

Thank you so much for all of the support you have shown me over the past week. This means a lot to both my family and I ... I just want to keep you updated on what’s going on now. My medical team is working very closely with USADA to find out the reason for my suspension of UFC SHANGHAI... hopefully we will get more news very soon. I have been fighting for the past 20 years and always try to be an example to my fans and to my sport....

Again, I want to thank all of you for your support and hope to see you soon for my next fight...

“The Spider”

The letter does not address what substance turned up in Anderson Silva's test. We also still don't know if Silva is facing a much longer suspension this time since he failed another drug test in 2015 (which he blamed on "thai sex juice").

That drug failure went down before USADA started testing UFC athletes, but if they consider this recent drug test failure a second offense, "The Spider" could be out for as long as four years depending on what was in his system.