Anderson “The Spider” Silva, a former UFC middleweight champion has been on the sidelines since November when UFC pulled him from the main event fight in Shanghai, China against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 after he was informed by USADA of a potential anti-doping violation.
Since then, he’s remained relatively quiet on the matter, but he’s also optimistic that he would fight again, although it no longer seems as if that’s the scenario.
As per reports from Combate Anderson Silva tested positive for synthetic testosterone (methyltestosterone) and an unspecified diuretic, on a test taken in October 2017.
Silva has been considered by many as the greatest fighter in the history of MMA. He once held the record for most successful consecutive UFC title defenses, and his drug test failures back in 2015 and 2017 have done their part to taint Silva’s legacy.
Silva’s reps said, If he, receives a suspension of two years or more, he plans on announcing his retirement as per the reports.
Anderson Silva last fought was in February 2017, when he beat Derek Brunson via unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC 208. Many critics felt Brunson should’ve been awarded the win.
Do you think Anderson Silva should retire now, after failing multiple drug test?