Thiago Silva Tests Positive For Marijuana Metabolites, Suspended Six Months

Thiago Silva. Photo property of UFC.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites and has been suspended six months following his bout at UFC on Fuel 6 in Macau.

According to the statement released by the UFC, “Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV in Macau. The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents.

Silva has admitted to taking the banned substance and has agreed to participate in an approved drug-rehabilitation program and serve a six-month suspension retroactive to the November 10 event. He must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to fight again.”

Silva participated in the co-main event, securing a third round submission over Stanislav Nedkov. MMA Junkie is reporting that the result will now be overturned to a no decision.

This marks the second time Silva has been suspended for failing a drug test. Following UFC 125, Silva was suspended and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission when he submitted a fake urine sample.

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