Kelvin Gastelum offers apology to Anderson Silva, proposes July fight

Kelvin Gastelum offers apology to Anderson Silva, proposes July fight

Kelvin Gastelum wants Anderson Silva in New York

After being pulled from his scheduled June 3 fight against former UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva, Kelvin Gastelum today issued an apology and asked for an opportunity to book the fight in July.

On April 6, Gastelum was removed from the biggest fight of his career after potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites.

His post today said, “My apologies and respects to @SpiderAnderson , I Can’t make it to the dance in Rio, how about we dance in New York in July?”

Last month the UFC was notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Kelvin Gastelum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation involving Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (“Carboxy-THC”) which is a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, stemming from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with his recent bout in Fortaleza, Brazil on March 11, 2017.

USADA still has not cleared Gastelum so it is still uncertain if he will even be eligible to compete at the Nassau Coliseum on July 22 as he proposed.