Anderson Silva Releases New Statement, Brings In Medical Team To Aid In Proof Of Innocence

UFC legend Anderson Silva is once again in some hot water following a failed drug screening, this time by the UFC’s drug testing program USADA.  Silva was flagged for an out of competition test and was promptly removed from the main event against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122.

This is the second drug test failure during the storied career of the former middleweight champion, as he was also caught by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after the UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz.

Despite the history, Silva has always maintained his innocence from taking any performance enhancing drugs and this time it’s no different. “The Spider” has just released a statement letting fans know that his medical team is now working with USADA to determine why he was flagged.

“To all m fans. Thank you so much for all of the support you have shown me over the past week. 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 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. . .” – The Spider.

Check out the full statement from Anderson Silva below.