Anderson Silva pulled from UFC’s first China card after another failed drug test

  • Silva, 42, flagged for potential doping violation ahead of Shanghai card
  • Result stems from out-of-competition sample collected on 26 October
  • Brazilian previously failed a drug test for two steroids in January 2015

Anderson Silva’s career is in jeopardy after the former UFC middleweight champion failed a Usada out-of-competition drug test, prompting a provisional suspension and removal from the organization’s first ever card in mainland China later this month.

Silva, 42, had been scheduled to meet Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 122 at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, but an out-of-competition sample collected on 26 October was flagged for a banned substance, the UFC announced Friday. The promotion did not indicate in a brief statement the substance in question.

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