Anderson Silva's win against Nick Diaz 'to be overturned' following PED debacle
Well, that fight just seems pointless now
Anderson Silva's victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183 will be switched to a "no contest", according to NSAC director Bob Bennett. This comes after it emerged that Silva tested positive for drostanolone metabolites, a form of steroids, from a pre-fight test which took place on January 9.
Bennett confirmed the news that we all expected to Brazilian newspaper Folha.
Yes, it will be ruled a NC (no contest). I don't know if he will receive the win bonus after this change. That's UFC's call, but a percentage of his purse will be held because of this episode.
The Spider is now staring down the barrell of a hefty fine as well as a lengthy ban from competing inside the Octagon.Also, Bennett's comments also imply that the UFC might revoke his lucrative win bonus which is estimated to be around $200,000.
The overturned result means that Silva is without a win since 2012, and considering he faces a long-term ban from competing, UFC 183 might have been the last time we'll ever see the 39-year-old compete in MMA.
Hat-tip to Bloody Elbow