The Nevada Athletic Commission came down hard on former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva Thursday, suspending the fighter for a year for a failed drug test.
Silva was also fined $380,000 after he had tested positive for anabolic steroids Drostanolone and Androstane, along with anti-anxiety medication Oxazepam and Temazepam.
The suspension will last until January 31, 2016 and the result of his fight with Nick Diaz from this past January has been changed to a no-contest. Diaz actually failed his post-fight drug test as well, but has yet to appear before the NAC.
After suffering a broken leg in December 2013 vs. Chris Weidman, “The Spider” returned this year to meet Diaz. He lost the belt to Weidman earlier in 2013 after being knocked out in the second round.
Prior to the losses to Weidman, Silva had won all 16 of his UFC fights and 17 in a row dating back to 2006.