Anderson Silva releases second statement on flagged anti-doping test
UFC G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva had an anti-doping test flagged recently, and was provisionally suspended pending a full investigation. Thus he was removed from a fight with Kelvin Gastelum on November 25, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, China. Michael Bisping has stepped up.
This was Silva’s second anti-doping test failure. The first, which he attributed to use of a bootleg erectile dysfunction drug in Thailand, got his suspended for a year.
Silva’s first response on his social network was vague. For example, he never says he didn’t do it. Now he has released a second message.
“Thank you so much for all of the support you have shown me over the past week,” he wrote. “This means a lot to both my family and I. I just want to keep you updated on what’s going on now. My medical team is working very closely with USADA to find out the reason for my suspension of UFC SHANGHAI. Hopefully, we will get more news very soon. I have been fighting for the past 20 years and always try to be an example to my fans and to my sport. Again, I want to thank all of you for your support and hope to see you soon for my next fight…”
— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) November 16, 2017
While Silva’s message reflects a positive mental attitude, The Spider needs to say that wasn’t him.