Anderson Silva: I will stop when God decides

Monday, January 08, 2018

The greatest fighter in UFC history, Anderson Silva, is currently under provisional suspension for a failed US Anti-Doping Agency test. The substance or substances he failed for have not been disclosed. Silva, 42, failed an anti-doping test in 2015, and ultimately served a one-year suspension.

In the latest message on his social network, ‘The Spider’ vowed to fight on.

“When I look at this photo, I realize how much God strengthens me by always giving me light in my walk,” he wrote. “On a long trip, fantastic memories of the time I played in the streets of the neighborhood where I grew up in Curitiba. Everything I’ve been through, everything I’ve built with willpower, determination, and great honor. I had the privilege of putting the coat of my heart team, in a way, to give a world title to him and especially to my people. I just have to thank you all for everything, I say from my heart, I love you all who are always giving me strength. Kiss! I really love you, strength and honor to all, regardless of team, color, race, religion and sexual choice, we are all brothers. Thank you, my people! You can be sure it’s not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I’m back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don’t kkkkkk kiss

Silva is coming off a unanimous decision win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on February 11, 2017. Prior to that he was 0-4 (1 NC). However, his record is far better than it appears at a glance. Silva earned a decision vs. Nick Diaz, but it was turned to a No Contest after the aforementioned anti-doping test failure. Chris Weidman had his number, unquestionably. Michael Bisping won a decision, but went on to win the title. And the final loss was to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who appear leery to full engage with Silva. In short, Silva has a lot of great fight left in him. Whether or not we see it is up to USADA.