Let’s face it, this Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum bout is not supposed to happen.
The first time the two were scheduled to fight, Gastelum was flagged for a marijuana violation. However, in the rebooked main event set for UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, it’s now Anderson Silva who failed a drug test.
Silva once again finds himself in hot water, with a second drug violation looming over his head he is now provisionally suspended by USADA, awaiting a more official punishment.
For Gastelum’s part, the rising UFC middleweight hopes to keep his place on the card and just told fight fans his team is in negotiations for a replacement opponent on just two weeks notice
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Thank u all for the best wishes!!! Ill be ready regardless!! Fight day im showing up!! So don’t worry my peeps #OnAmission4Gold
This anxiety will be the death of me lol my team is still in negotiations with @Ufc for a replacement Fight! #OnAmission4Gold
UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai goes down on November 25th. Stay tuned as this story develops.