Last week it was announced that Anderson Silva had been removed from his upcoming middleweight bout with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai as results of failed an out-of-competition USADA test administered on Oct. 26.
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva released another statement on Thursday that my “medical team is working very closely with USADA.”
— Anderson Silva (@SpiderAnderson) November 16, 2017
Silva, previously suspended for a year due to the failed an in-competition test by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) related to his middleweight bout at UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz, is provisionally suspended pending a hearing.
Due to of his failed drug test, he is replaced with former middleweight champ Michael Bisping at UFC shanghai on Nov. 25.