Silva is now facing a 1-year suspension from the NAC and his promotion company has released an official statement about it.
The UFC has this to say:
“Following the Nevada Athletic Commission’s hearing today, Anderson Silva is required to serve a 12-month suspension from competition, retroactive from his last fight on January 31. At the conclusion of his suspension, Silva must present a clean test upon reapplication of a license before his next fight in Nevada.
The UFC organization maintains a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes, and fully supports the Commission’s ongoing efforts to ensure clean competition by all MMA athletes.
Former UFC middleweight champ, Anderson Silva, has been given a suspension of one year after the Nevada Athletic Commission conducted a hearing last Thursday. Silva failed the drug tests and was proven to have metabolites of steroid drostanolone (the anabolic kind) before his fight took place. He tested positive on the said metabolites after the game as well. Aside from this, Silva has also tested positive for benzodiazepines during the fight night.
Silva went against MMA fighter Nick Diaz during the UFC 183 event.
The official statement from the UFC has been released after the hearing took place. This statement emphasizes how serious the promotion company deals with this kind of violation and their stand on the use of any kind of performance-enhancing drugs. With the suspension on hand, Silva will not be able to fight until 2016 where his suspension will be lifted.