For some odd reason, the UFC likes to remind the fans that Thiago Silva was beaten by his father and he lived in poverty when he was a kid. See, that’s too much info. You might as well tell us what the name of his high school girlfriend was and at what age he found out that Santa Claus wasn’t real.
Last year in a moment of sheer WTFness, Thiago Silva actually owned up to taking a banned substance instead of vehemently denying it in court litigation. Refreshing, and above all else — amazing. During that time, the Nevada State Athletic Commission stated that Thiago Silva’s urine resulted in a ‘non-human’ sample which ultimately denoted Thiago was trying to hide something — or that the dude was a friggin’ centaur.
Now over a year later, Thiago Silva has been busted for another ‘banned’ substance, this time marijuana. Check out UFC’s official statement released just moments ago.
Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV in Macau. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. Silva has admitted to taking the banned substance and has agreed to participate in an approved drug-rehabilitation program and serve a six-month suspension retroactive to the November 10 event. He must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to fight again.
Initially, we were going to do a list of the ‘Top Ten Creatures Thiago Silva could be since his urine is considered ‘non-human” but now with this news, that idea is pretty much useless. It could have been cool, but Thiago Silva ruined it. Blame it on him.