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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

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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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, Politico, The Hill, NBC, Wall Street Journal, and other state and national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous TV and radio shows, including being the one of NewsmaxTV's regular commentators. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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