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MMA fighters react to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's positive steroids test

See how the sport's top figures reacted to the shocking news that UFC legend and former middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

One month after the bombshell hit that Jon Jones tested positive for cocaine metabolites prior to his UFC 182 bout with Daniel Cormier, an even bigger story has emerged with the news that Anderson Silva tested positive for anabolic steroids. The former UFC middleweight champion and all-time great was flagged for drostanolone and androsterone in an out-of-competition drug test prior to last Saturday's fight with Nick Diaz, who tested positive for marijuana in his post-fight test.

Obviously the much more notable failure is Silva's, as he's been hailed as one of the sport's model figures and has never had any PED speculation targeted towards him. Today's announcement shocked the MMA landscape, and here's how a select few of them reacted on Twitter.