Tests for steroids and drugs of abuse on middleweight champion
Silva (Pictured) and challenger Vitor
Belfort came back clean following UFC 126 on Feb. 5 at the
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, according to the Nevada
State Athletic Commission.
Silva knocked out Belfort with a front kick and follow-up punches
to retain his middleweight crown in spectacular fashion. The
35-year-old Brazilian has rattled off 14 consecutive victories, a
record 13 of them inside the Octagon. The defeat snapped a string
of five straight wins for Belfort, who had not been knocked out in
more than six years.
The eleven other fighters who were tested by the NSAC also passed
UFC 126 drug screening: Forrest
Franklin, Jon Jones,
Cerrone, Chad Mendes,
Johnson, Mike Pierce
Griffin defeated Franklin by unanimous decision in the co-headliner
between former UFC champions. An Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts
representative, Griffin had not competed in more than a year. The
31-year-old had been sidelined with a shoulder injury.