Anderson Silva Reportedly Denies Using PEDs

Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs after testing positive for two of them in pre-fight tests for UFC 183.

Silva released the following statement through manager Ed Soares:

"I've been competing in this sport for a very long time. This is my nineteenth fight in the UFC. I have been thoroughly tested many times and have never had a positive drug test.
"I have not taken any performance-enhancing drugs. My stance on drugs is, and will always be, the same. I'm an advocate for a clean sport.

"I'm consulting with my advisors right now to explore all of my options and intend to fight this allegation and clear my name. I will not make any further comments until my team advises me to do so."

Silva tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites as well as Androstane, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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