NSAC executive director Bob Bennett broke the news to Brazilian outlet Fohla:
“It will be ruled a NC (no contest). I don’t know if he will receive the win bonus after this change. That’s UFC’s call, but a percentage of his purse will be held because of this episode.”
Wow, what a shame. One of the last bastions of hope in MMA, Anderson Silva’s legendary status will be forever tarnished by a No Contest due to illegal substances in what was likely his last performance in the Octagon.
The NSAC tested Silva for banned substances on Jan. 9th, but only received the results of the failed test the day after the mammoth pay-per-view (PPV). Silva has denied ever taking drostanolone and androstane in a statement through Ed Soares, but he will have to face the NSAC at a disciplinary hearing sometime in March or April.
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