Antonio Silva Suspended Nine Months For High Testosterone Level

Posted by Pro Wrestling on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

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MMA Junkie reports this week that even though he had approval for testosterone replacement therapy, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva failed his post-fight drug test after his fight with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33. The event took place on December 7 at the Brisbane Entertainment Center in Brisbane, Australia. The failed test was due to an elevated testosterone level.

The UFC released a statement following news of the failed test:

“Silva is on a medically approved regimen of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and had been in compliance with therapeutic guidelines on all pre-fight tests performed prior to the event. The results of his test on the day of the event indicated a level of testosterone outside of allowable limit. Silva has been informed that the elevated testosterone level is a violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and his Promotional Agreement with Zuffa.”

Silva will be suspended for nine months and was stripped of his $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus which will now be given to Hunt. The result of the fight will be a “no contest” on Silva’s record while Hunt will keep the draw.






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