He took on Michael Bisping earlier this month in his middleweight debut in which he challenged for the division's title. This second incident certainly doesn't look good on paper, no matter what substance was found in Silva's sample.
Michael Bisping spoke out about Anderson Silva's latest failed drug test, saying it has destroyed his legacy.
"God bless Shanghai, I'm sure the people are very nice, but no (to having his last fight in China)", Bisping said on The MMA Hour.
"I definitely want my last fight to be in England". It's really, really disappointing. The problem is that the rest of the world didn't care as much as the hardcore fight fans.
The Brit put his name forward to replace Silva and, following a few medical checks, the fight was made. What could be better than McGregor returning to the octagon to take on one of the greatest of all-time for a third championship in a third weight class? The 26-year-old has struggled to make the 170-pound welterweight limit in the past but still sees himself returning to that division. Not because of fame or money, it's because I love to fight. Late Tuesday (or early Wednesday, depending on your locale), Silva released a statement regarding the failure and his future.
"Rush" ultimately made the decision to walk away from the sport after taking home a controversial split decision win against Johny Hendricks to retain his title back in 2013.
"I only feel like it's an advantage career-wise", Gastelum said during a media day call ahead of the FS1-televised middleweight bout. A lot of people have a short memory, and they'll just remember his performances. "I was even asking my manager to get me on the Detroit card in December". It's really, really disappointing. By contrast, the majority of GSP's victories prior to UFC 83 were either submission victories from trapping the opponent in a painful hold, or technical knockout victories by landing too many fast, hard, strikes that weren't avoided. One significant question that was in fact raised by the event however was what's next for GSP?
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva issued his first comments since being flagged for a potential UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation.
Silva was set to meet Kelvin Gastelum inside the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
"To me it wasn't surprising that he got caught and so you've got to move on with the show", Gastelum said.