The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday announced that Thiago Silva, following a UFC on Fuel TV 6 drug test, has turned up positive results for marijuana metabolites.
He has been suspended for six months, must attend a drug rehabilitation program, and also pass a drug test before regaining clearance to fight.
“Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV in Macau,” read a statement from UFC officials. “The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents.
“Silva has admitted to taking the banned substance and has agreed to participate in an approved drug-rehabilitation program and serve a six-month suspension retroactive to the November 10 event. He must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to fight again.”