Anderson Silva's Suspension Is Finally Announced

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It's been a downward spiral for Anderson Silva ever since his highly anticipated return fight against Nick Diaz. Silva won the fight by decision, but was immediately caught using PEDs in the build to the fight. We finally know what his fate will be, as the Nevada Athletic Competition has come down hard on the legendary MMA fighter. He'll be suspended for one year (retroactive to the fight date), he's had his win over Diaz reversed to a No Contest and he'll need to paid undisclosed fines.

The UFC has released this statement, which is actually quite supportive of their money making star:

Following the Nevada Athletic Commission’s hearing today, Anderson Silva is required to serve a 12-month suspension from competition, retroactive from his last fight on January 31. At the conclusion of his suspension, Silva must present a clean test upon reapplication of a license before his next fight in Nevada. The UFC organization maintains a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes, and fully supports the Commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition by all MMA athletes.

UFC recognizes Silva’s great career and looks forward to his return to the Octagon in 2016.

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