Brazil’s formerreigning middleweight champion may have damaged his UFC career for failing two drug tests since 2015, but that won’t stop him from competing in the very near future.
This past November, Silva was expected to return inside the Octagon to face Kevin Gastelum, but failed an out-of-competition drug test. Due to the failure, Silva hasn’t fought in 11 months. Time is ticking and “The Spider” is eager to take out opponents in the 185-pound division once again.
On Sunday, The 42-year-old expressed gratitude to everyone for their support over the years and announced via Twitter that he plans to continue his MMA career.
The UFC hasn’t booked a fight for Silva because he still has an ongoing case with USADA stemming from October. We expect to see progress on his return later this year.
Anderson Silva’s Official Statement
When I look at this photo, I realize how much God strengthens me by always giving me light in my walk. On a long trip, fantastic memories of the time I played in the streets of the neighborhood where I grew up in Curitiba. Everything I’ve been through, everything I’ve built with willpower, determination and great honor. I had the privilege of putting the coat of my heart team, in a way, to give a world title to him and especially to my people. I just have to thank you all for everything, I say from my heart, I love you all who are always giving me strength. Kiss! I really love you, strength and honor to all, regardless of team, color, race, religion and sexual choice, we are all brothers. Thank you, my people! You can be sure it’s not over yet. My love and my passion for the fight are here, firm and strong. The fight continues, I will stop when GOD thinks I can not do it anymore. So who is my fan, can be sure, that soon I’m back, to the joy of those who cheer for me and to the sadness of those who don’t kkkkkk kiss