Anderson Silva will be cheering for Lyoto Machida when he faces Chris Weidman. | Gleidson Venga/

Count Anderson Silva among those in favor of the Nevada Athletic Commission’s recent decision to ban testosterone replacement therapy.

“I don’t think [TRT use] is fair. Actually I think they should have banned it a long time ago,” Silva said during a recent appearance on the Altas Horas show, which airs on the Brazilian network Rede Globo. “The way it was done, however, wasn’t fair to Vitor Belfort. A few months before his title shot, and they suddenly change the rules. But [overall] I think it’s a good change for the sport to be more fair.”

As a result of the TRT ban, Belfort withdrew from his middleweight title shot against Chris Weidman at UFC 173. Instead, Lyoto Machida will square off with Weidman on May 24 in Las Vegas. Silva said that he will be cheering for Machida, but he also admitted that he could conceivably have to fight “The Dragon” somewhere down the road.

“A lot of things have to happen before I can challenge for the middleweight title again,” Silva said. “I don’t have plans to fight any of my friends, especially Lyoto, but if in the future I have the chance to fight for the belt and he is the champion, we will fight.”

That also goes for another countryman and 185-pound title contender, Ronaldo Souza.

“Actually, I always used to say that I wouldn’t fight a teammate, but that [attitude] has never been reciprocal,” Silva said. “Inside Team Nogueira we take it very seriously, but Lyoto is not part of Team Nogueira and neither is ‘Jacare.” In all the interviews they did, they said they would fight me. I can’t be any different.”

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