Described by many as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, mix martial artist the UFC has ever seen, former light heavyweight champion Anderson Silva is coming off of two failed drugs tests. Despite this, Silva contends that he is not a cheater, nor has he ever cheated in his career. Interestingly enough, despite failing his last two drugs tests, Silva has never failed a drug test in his twenty year career. The last drug test that he failed was earlier this year when he tested positive for Drostanolone, Oxazepam, and Temazepam. The two drugs however, are commonly used to treat insomnia cause by anxiety. Apparently the problem was not that the substances are banned, but that Silva did not disclose it when filling out his medical questionnaire, which was a violation.
Many fans believe that testing positive for banned substances is a direct effect of losing twice to current UFC champion Chris Weidman and the horrific injury that he suffered in their second fight. Siva has contested that he has never ‘juiced’ in his career. The proceedings against Silva by the Nevada Athletic Commission have been delayed because his lawyers have filed several continuations. Silva is expected to make an appearance sometime in June, unless he is granted yet another continuance. The squad at Boraie Development know that only time will tell what the future hold for the former champion.