Bigfoot Silva fails drug test, suspended
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 17:30
Antonio Silva was suspended for nine months due to failing a drug test for elevated tesoterone levels from his fight on 12/7 (12/.6 U.S.time) in Brisbane, Australia, against Mark Hunt it was reported today by MMA Junkie.com.
The fight was considered one of the greatest fights in UFC history and its best heavyweight fighter ever.
Silva had been given approval for testosterone replacement therapy before the show. But one still has to come in at normal levels. Silva's situation was similar to that of Nate Marquardt and Ben Rothwell, where they were approved, but their testosterone levels at fight time were above the high-end allowable levels.
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