Dr. Tannure disputes Silva’s ‘inaccurate statements’


After testing postive for an elevated testerone level, Antonio Silva lashed out at his doctor, whom he claimed gave him the exact instructions he followed leading to the positive. Today Dr. Tannure refuted the claims made by Silva to MMAJunkie:

“Approximately seven to 10 days prior to the bout, Antonio’s primary care physician and I discussed the fact that, in spite of the TRT, his levels continued to be below the therapeutic level,” Tannure stated. “His doctor recommended that Antonio increase the frequency of his dosage of testosterone based on his prior levels, and I was asked to communicate that recommendation to Antonio – which I did via email. I also invited Antonio to contact me if he had any questions.

“Antonio’s primary physician and I agreed that his last injection of testosterone was to be taken on Nov. 30, 2013 – one week prior to his fight. I communicated this to Antonio, as well. That was the extent of my involvement in this matter.”

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Enemies site profile image  

12/22/13 10:35 PM by Enemies

When I look at all these guys who use TRT, the first thing that goes through my mind is "Wow, these guys need more testosterone."

easedel site profile image  

12/21/13 4:39 AM by easedel

So Andy & Shogun would be like Vitor?

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

12/20/13 9:44 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

Overeem only did what a doctor told him to do...

Rambo John J site profile image  

12/20/13 9:22 PM by Rambo John J

TRT is a joke. If some of the more skilled fighters were juiced on TRT it would not even be fair. If Andy or Shogun was Riding Synthetic test it would be criminal, The KOs would draw charges and lawsuits.   If a TRT fighters is seriously injured, I could see Zuffa and the AC getting sued with the quickness.

Motivated Penn site profile image  

12/20/13 9:21 PM by Motivated Penn

There's one person who's responsible for keeping his levels within the permitted levels, and that's Antonio Silva himself, nobody else.

Card site profile image  

12/20/13 9:12 PM by Card

Did we ever find out how high Bigfoots level were?

F ah G site profile image  

12/20/13 2:32 PM by F ah G

Now why would he do that?  Have you seen his face???!

AlphaMaleJP site profile image  

12/20/13 2:29 PM by AlphaMaleJP


RevDaniel site profile image  

12/20/13 1:43 PM by RevDaniel

I'm actually glad the testing results are starting to get as murky as the excuses for doing it. Maybe, just maybe, there is a bright side to this. Instead of banning fighters in high profile ways, only for the next Org to gain. One by one they get popped, and say goodbye to being eligible for it in the states.

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12/20/13 9:36 AM by gokudamus stole my name iv

Love these threads.Your favorite fighter is using banned substances. I don't care who it is.