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By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva finally had his day in ‘court’, when he appeared in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to deal with his failed drug tests from UFC 183.

If you recall, Anderson tested positive for banned substances after his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at January’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas.

Today’s hearing lasted quite some time, with lots of back and forth between Silva’s team and the commission.

Silva’s team tried to play the pills were for ‘sexual performance’ defense, but the commission was not buying it.

In the end, the commission handed “The Spider” a one-year suspension and fined the former UFC champion $380,000 for his negligence.

Anderson’s victory over Nick Diaz was also overturned to a no-contest by the commission.

At 40-years of age, do you think we will ever see Anderson Silva step back in to the octagon?

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