However, Silva has stated in an interview with TMZ Sports that he didn’t knowingly take any PEDs and that ‘maybe the supplements I’ve been using are contaminated.” He goes on to further say “I’m just waiting, because obviously if I take these steroids. I’m stupid, I’m too old. I’m not at the start of my career. I’m at the finish.”
Silva’s team of lawyers are in touch with USADA and are ‘working on the case together’ after Silva was flagged for Methyltestosterone on October 26th. If USADA deem Silva knowingly took the banned substance then he is facing a minimum suspension of 24 months – At this point in Silva’s career, a two-year suspension could mean we’ll never see one of the greatest middleweight fighters of all time in action again.
However, despite this bleak outlook, Silva remains positive stating “I’m just waiting for USADA and my lawyers, hopefully, they come back soon for the Roy Jones fight.” Silva has stated that it is his dream to fight Roy Jones Jr.
RJJ recently fought on UFC Fight Pass, for what was supposedly his final boxing fight, however, Anderson seems hopeful that a matchup between the pair could come to fruition – “That’s my dream, hopefully, this fight comes.”
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