Why Anderson Silva's Positive Drug Test Is So Damaging
Anderson "The Spider" Silva, an Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor, tested positive for two types of steroids, days after his Jan. 31 win.By Christian Bryant | February 5, 2015
An asterisk has been put on the legacy of one of the best fighters in mixed martial arts history after he tested positive for illegal substances.
Anderson "The Spider" Silva tested positive for two types of anabolic steroids days before his Jan. 31 win in Las Vegas against Nick Diaz — who tested positive for marijuana. Silva's test results weren't available until days after the fight.
It's bad enough that two elite Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters flunked their drug tests and were still able to fight, but Silva's situation is much more dire. (Video via YouTube / Anderson Silva)