LAS VEGAS — Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, widely considered the greatest fighter of all time, has apparently retired after he tested positive for anabolic steroids.
The UFC announced on Tuesday that Silva, 39, had retired after he tested positive for the steroids, cocaine, and marijuana during a random out-of-competition test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Jan. 9. NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar confirmed the positive test to ESPN.com
ESPN.com obtained a copy of Silva’s lab report which indicates that he also tested positive for steroids, cocaine, and marijuana.
Silva (34-6) returned from a 13-month layoff last weekend to defeat Nick Diaz via unanimous decision at UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Stay tuned for more information on Anderson Silva and his retirement.