UFC 183 – Star Athletes Caught Testing Positive for Drugs

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 First off, let me begin by saying that UFC is an exciting show for those who like combat sports and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In spite of that, we witnessed a terribly lame fight last January 31st, at UFC 183, where Silva and Diaz fought like old ladies.

 Silva, the winner, made $800,000 on the night compared to the $500,000 that Diaz got for losing. Silva even brought to our attention that he might retire after that fight and it is up to you to decide if this was self-marketing or not. The UFC, on it’s own, drew an announced attendance of 13,114 paying viewers for a live gate value of $4.5 million according to some speculation. But was it worth it?

On February 3rd, UFC announced on their website that both, Silva and Diaz, tested positive on their Anti-Doping Test. What does that means, you ask?

It means that, theoretically, both are disqualified- but wait… there is more…

UFC haven’t taken a decision yet, they announced that “The UFC organization will fully respect the (Nevada State Athletic) Commission’s decision relating to Diaz at a hearing set for February 17.” about Diaz BUT, they released the following note about Silva: further testing will be conducted by the Commission to confirm these preliminary results.” and that “Anderson Silva has been an amazing champion and a true ambassador of the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC, in Brazil as well as around the world. UFC is disappointed to learn of these initial results“.

Is that favoritism towards the Brazilian Anderson Silva?

They are -or were- both great fighters but, “Spider” Silva was caught using Drostanolone (it is an anabolic / androgenic steroid) and Diaz for marijuana.

Follow here the UFC statements:
UFC Statement for Anderson Silva
UFC Statement for Nick Diaz

By: Motto Sadamotto