Top MMA Champion Suspended For Using Steroids


One of the all-time greatest MMA fighters has been suspended for 1-year and stripped of this title for testing positive for a known steroid, Drostanolone metabolites.

The UFC stood by the Nevada Athletic Commission’s decision, saying that  it would welcome Silva back to the Octagon once he completes the suspension, which will conclude on January 31, 2016.

“The UFC organization maintains a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes, and fully supports the Commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition by all MMA athletes… “The UFC recognizes Silva’s great career and looks forward to his return to the Octagon in 2016.”-Official UFC statement

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Silva is a huge draw, and his suspension will help the UFC promote what will surely be a highly-anticipated Silva return to fighting.

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