Anderson Silva Fails Another USADA Drug Test

Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva’s legacy is coming into question following another failed USADA out-of-competition drug test for an upcoming event in Shanghai.

On Friday, the UFC announced that the former reigning middleweight champion is out of the main event of UFC Shanghai against Kelvin Gastelum later this month. At the moment, there’s no official word on which banned substance returned positive in a sample collected by USADA on Oct. 26. The UFC was forced to remove Silva immediately from the card.

Silva, 42, has been provisionally suspended and is now facing a full suspension from USADA, pending the adjudication and results management processes. The Brazilian previously failed a drug test for the steroids drostanolone and androsterone in an in-competition test for UFC 183 in January 2015. Anderson was suspended one year by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) for the first time in his professional MMA career.

The UFC is currently looking for a replacement to fight Gastelum on Nov. 25. Stay tuned to Yell! Magazine for the update.

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