Thiago Silva Tests Positive for Marijuana Metabolites at UFC on Fuel TV 6, Suspended 6 Months
has been suspended for six months following a positive
test for marijuana metabolites at
UFC on Fuel TV 6
Promotion officials announced the news on Wednesday evening,
revealing that Silva has admitted to taking the banned substance
and has agreed to participate in an approved drug rehabilitation
program. Silva’s six-month suspension will be applied retroactive
to his Nov. 10 bout against Stanislav
Nedkov, and his victory will be changed to a no-contest. The
UFC acted as its own regulatory body at the event due to Macau’s
lack of an athletic commission.
Silva submitted Nedkov in the third round of their confrontation at
CotaiArena in Cotai, Macau, catching the Bulgarian in an
arm-triangle choke after surviving a second-round knockdown. Once
Silva’s suspension ends, the native Brazilian must pass a new drug
test before he will be allowed to fight again.
Silva, 30, has struggled to stay healthy in recent years after
battering five of his first six
UFC opponents. Prior to his confrontation with Nedkov, the
hard-hitting Blackzilians representative last competed in April
Gustafsson at UFC on Fuel TV 2, dropping a unanimous verdict to
the Swedish prospect after serving a one-year suspension handed
down by the Nevada Athletic Commission for falsifying a urine
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Fight Time announced the deal earlier today (via Sherdog).
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A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month.
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MMA Fighting brought word of the pending battle earlier today.
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