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Failed Drug Tests: Silva tests positive for Steroids & Diaz positive for Marijuana

Failed Drug Tests: Silva tests positive for Steroids & Diaz positive for Marijuana

The UFC 183 headliner between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz entertained the fans Saturday night through five rounds of action. Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion earned a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz in his first fight back since his gruesome leg injury that occurred during the Chris Weidman rematch over a year ago.

A dark cloud now has been casted over Silva’s recent victory as the UFC confirmed on Tuesday that Silva failed an out-of-competition pre-fight drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Jan. 9. The positive result came back Tuesday and showed Drostanolone metabolites in his system, which indicates the use of an anabolic steroid, as well as androsterone, a form of endogenous testosterone.

The UFC officials released a statement, it’s “UFC’s understanding is that further testing will be conducted by the Commission to confirm these preliminary results.”

The UFC expressed their displeasure with adding that their “disappointed” by the news in the prepared statement.

The UFC’s statement for Anderson Silva is:

“On February 3, 2015, the UFC organization was notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Anderson Silva tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites on his Jan. 9 out of competition drug test. UFC’s understanding is that further testing will be conducted by the Commission to confirm these preliminary results.
“Anderson Silva has been an amazing champion and a true ambassador of the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC, in Brazil as well as around the world. UFC is disappointed to learn of these initial results.
“The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes.”

and their statement for Diaz:

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Nick Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Diaz has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC organization will fully respect the Commission’s decision relating to Diaz at a hearing set for February 17.”

 

 

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Kyle Carroll

Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father is currently a high school wrestling coach on Long Island, with more than 35 years of experience. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage has included the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, the 2013 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).

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