Anderson Silva is still awaiting his day in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to face a potential three-year suspension after testing positive for banned substances on two occasions before and after his last fight at UFC 183 in January. But that’s not stopping the former middleweight champion from continuing to claim innocence in the meantime.
Silva took to his Instagram page recently to respond to fans who had been asking him about the recent fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort at UFC 187.
Silva stated that doesn’t watch many UFC fights unless he’s preparing for a fight of his own or training someone else for a fight, but he admits he was rooting for Belfort to get the win.
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From there Silva decided to go on the defensive. Silva took one more stab at defending himself from the pending charges that could land the legendary Brazilian with a lengthy suspension and fine for failing two separate drug tests. Silva’s blood specimens allegedly showed traces of anabolic steroids drostanolone and androstane, as well as anti-anxiety medications called oxazepam and temazepam.
"About my doping case, I’m waiting for the commission and my lawyers. I’m not a cheater and I never had a juiced body," Silva said in the post. "Just watch my fights in Japan, when I fought at 176 pounds because there was no 185 pound division, and the guys I fought cut from 220 to 207. So for those ‘experts’, go search real facts."
Silva went on to apologize to his real fans, but he felt compelled to reply to all the negative comments that have come his way since the test results were returned just weeks after his fight against Nick Diaz in late January.
Silva is still on temporary suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission until he finally has his hearing where his legal team will attempt to prove that he didn’t cheat.
"I apologize to my followers and fans that give me strength and criticize me with the intention to help me instead of bringing me down, because I don’t want you to think that I’m being rude with you," Silva said.
"I’m just tired of listening to lies and false accusations. I don’t live in a glass case, I’m not a saint and I never said I was the best. I always did what I love with truth, without overshadowing and lying to anyone. Unfortunately, I can’t please everybody because I’m not and I don’t want to be unanimous."
Silva’s meeting with the commission to find out his fate in the case will likely happen during the upcoming June meeting, although a date has not officially been announced by the governing body from Nevada.