Silva Fails Drug Test, Is Suspended

After this latest episode, there will need to be some random drug testing somehow implemented in the MMA ranks; according to MMA News, the California State Athletic Commission has suspended EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva for one year and fined $2,500 for testing positive for a banned substance following his win at an EliteXC event July 26.  The drug that Silva was banned for using is Boldenone, an anabolic steroid.

Both of Silva’s samples were sent to two different testing facilities and failed; Silva has the option of appealing the decision to the CSAC.  Oddly enough, the remaining fighters on the EliteXC card on July 26 all came back clean.

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2 Responses to “Silva Fails Drug Test, Is Suspended”

  1. […] I reported about EliteXC heavyweight Antonio Silva being suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for te… for having a banned substance in his system; the response from EliteXC was rather swift in light […]

  2. […] I had previously reported on August 21, EliteXC heavyweight Antonio Silva had tested and came back positive for the anabolic steroid Boldeno… and was suspended for one year and fined $2,500 as a result; Silva’s camp, as expected, has […]

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