UFC President Dana White gives timeline of the failed drug tests by Anderson Silva

The Nevada Athletic Commission announced yesterday that along with testing positive in an out of competition drug test submitted on January 9, Anderson Silva also tested positive for banned substances in his post fight drug test at UFC 183.

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Silva received a temporary suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday for the positive drug tests and he will be able to present his side of the story at a future commission hearing, which could take place next month.

Since the news of Silva’s drug test results have been revealed to the public, many fans have questioned why Silva was allowed to fight on January 31 at UFC 183 when he failed a drug test that was submitted on January 9.

During a press conference in Las Vegas today, UFC President Dana White gave a timeline of the out of competition drug test submitted by Silva and stated the UFC was not made aware of the drug test results by the Nevada Athletic Commission until February 3, three days after UFC 183.