Anderson Silva Vows Not To Give Up In Statement After Failed USADA Test

Anderson Silva has vowed not to give up despite failed a USADA drug test recently that led to him being removed from his upcoming fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 112 in Shanghai, China later this month

“Obviously I think everything is part of a process of evolution,” Silva wrote on Instagram. “With each passing day, I can learn more about who I am. I’m here to thank all my fans, especially my coaches and all the contributors for this long journey. I can’t express my feelings and how sad I am, because we all invest love, passion and time in this camp. I don’t know exactly the plans of God for me. But anyway, I can only thank him and all of you for the love and affection. Nothing is more gratifying at this moment than having you by my side. I will not give up, much less stop doing what I love. Not because of fame or money, it’s because I love to fight. So no matter what happens from now on, nothing changes. My plans are the same. Nothing has changed. A big kiss for everyone and see you soon.”

The 42-year-old’s statement doesn’t provide much in the way of an explanation for how he has now failed a USADA test for the second time in his career.

His first positive test was for steroids back in 2015 led to a one year ban from the sport, despite the Brazilian superstar’s claims that he’d inadvertently taken the PED as part of a sexual enhancement pill, and given that this would now be a second violation he is now facing the potential for an more severe punishment if he’s found guilty.

Ross launched MMA Insight (previously FightOfTheNight.com) in 2009 as a way to channel his passion for the sport of mixed martial arts. He's since penned countless news stories and live fight reports along with dozens of feature articles as the lead writer for the site, reaching millions of fans in the process.