The former UFC middleweight champions busines is in jeopardy after being pennant for a potential anti-doping contravention ahead of UFC Fight Night 122
Anderson Silva’s career is in jeopardy after the former UFC middleweight endorse neglected a Usada out-of-competition drug test, causing a provisional postponement and removal from the organization’s first ever poster in mainland China later this month.
Silva, 42, had been scheduled to meet Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 122 at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, but an out-of-competition sample collected on 26 October was flagged for a banned element, the UFC announced Friday. The advertisement did not expres in a brief statement ozone-depleting substances in question.
While Silva is considered innocent pending the testing of his B test, the UFC said here proximity of the show means he’s been removed immediately and they will be seeking a substitution opposing for Gastelum.
A proved positive research would observe Silva’s first misdemeanour since the UFC enlisted Usada as the independent administrator of the promotion’s anti-doping policy, but the Brazilian likewise neglected an in-competition dope measure for the steroids drostanolone and androsterone stemming from his fight with Nick Diaz at UFC 183 in January 2015, which marked his first fight back after tolerating a awful leg harm in 2013.
That gave him a one-year dangling and $380,000 fine from the Nevada Athletic Commission despite his insistence that he’d never deliberately taken performance-enhancing dopes, instead accusing the positive research on a tainted male-enhancement product from Thailand.
Silva viewed the UFC middleweight championship from 2006 through 2013, a long time name reign in the promotion’s 24 -year history, which included pass of 16 consecutive winnings and 10 straight title securities. He’s widely regarded as one of the greatest motley martial artists of all time, if not the greatest.
But he’s won just once in the last five years- a moments win over Derek Brunson in February- and would face a minimum two-year prohibition under the UFC’s anti-doping policy if Usada chooses to treat him as a second-time offender, effectively intent his career.
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