USADA informs Anderson Silva of potential anti-doping violation
Silva was scheduled to face Kelvin Gastelum at Shanghai’s UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 but has since been pulled from the card. The UFC is currently looking for a replacement for Gastelum.
Siva had previously tested positive for a UFC 183 fight against Nick Diaz in 2015. He was suspended for a year and fined $380,000 USD.
The UFC released a statement on its website:
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Silva. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.