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Anderson Silva NEVER took steroids: ‘My lawyers failed, it’s not my fault’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation following an out-of-competition drug test by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

As a result, “The Spider” was provisionally suspended and pulled from his Kelvin Gastelum fight at the UFC Fight Night 122 combat sports event last November in Shanghai, China, the second time he’s been popped for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs).

But he never turned into Lou Ferrigno, so clearly he’s innocent.

“Nothing, never in my life,” Silva told TMZ when asked about taking steroids. “First of all, my body never changed. Sometimes, the problem is, you use a different supplement and this happens. I never use steroids in my life.”

Silva was also benched for flunking a drug test in the wake of his Nick Diaz fight. He was innocent then, as well, and tried to explain everything to regulators, but his stupid lawyers botched the case and sent him up the river.

“The first time, I tried to respond about everything but my laywers failed,” Silva said. “It’s not my fault. I tried to explain everything and nothing happened. I’m just waiting because the fight is my life. I’m very excited for [coming] back.”

“The Spider” is currently working with USADA to reach an agreeable settlement.

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