Chris Weidman, a former UFC middleweight champion believes Anderson Silva’s legacy has taken a massive blow after two failed drug tests.
Anderson Silva, a middleweight king’s UFC career has been going downhill since he lost the middleweight title back in 2013 when Chris Weidman brought the Brazilian’s reign to an unforgettable end, defeated him first via second-round knockout at UFC 162, and then again as the result of a brutal leg injury.
Yet even after a consecutive loss from Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva remain a frontrunner for MMA’s GOAT title.
Back in November, UFC announced Anderson Silva had failed an out-of-competition USADA drug test, pull him out of the UFC Shanghai main event against Kelvin Gastelum. Silva previously failed a drug test for steroids back in 2015 in his comeback fight after breaking his leg in gruesome fashion in a rematch against Chris Weidman.
Chris Weidman believes Silva’s career has taken a big blow after two failed drug test while speaking to MMAFighting.
“Yeah, it definitely tarnishes his legacy,” Weidman recently told MMAFighting. “You fail a drug test, your whole career is in question, in my opinion. And he failed them now twice. So definitely it tarnishes his legacy. I don’t know what else to say about that. It’s just another one bites the dust. It’s one after another. Literally almost every guy I ever fought at this point has failed a drug test.”
“I’m not really that surprised,” Weidman added later. “After the first one and now this one. He’s older now. I don’t know. I’m not super surprised. In Brazil, I know the steroids are very easy to get. A lot of guys were probably on them a long time. I’m not super surprised. The reality is that it definitely tarnishes his legacy.
“All these guys are on it. Even Lyoto Machida failed a drug test. I didn’t think he was that guy. All the guys — Yoel Romero, Vitor Belfort. Go on Sherdog and look at my record. Literally almost every single guy I ever fought has failed a drug test.”
There might be a good chance that we’ve already seen Anderson Silva enter the UFC Octagon for the last time now that he’s landed on USADA’s radar at this late stage in his career. Silva has already revealed his intention to retire if he’s suspended for two years or more.
Are you guys agree with Chris Weidman’s remarks about Silva? Or there is any chance we may see Silva back in UFC Octagon?