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Anderson Silva: Failed steroids tests should mean 'no more fights'

Yesterday news surfaced that former champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for two performance enhancing drugs and while the commission are waiting on follow up tests before banning Silva, Silva has previously stated that drug cheats should be forced to retire.

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On Saturday night, Anderson Silva was on top of the world. The former middleweight champion returned from a career threatening injury to take a dominant decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183. Following the fight, Anderson was left paralyzed in a fit of joyous tears but those tears of joy have likely been replaced by tears of anguish.

Yesterday news surfaced that Anderson Silva has tested positive for two performance enhancing drugs in his Jan 9th drug test,  though Silva adamantly denies any wrong doing, it seems unlikely that he could falsely test positive for two separate substances.

Anderson Silva has long been involved in the PED discussion; his epic title defence against Chael Sonnen was marred when Sonnen failed his post fight test, and all in all seven of Silva's previous UFC opponents have at one point failed a test. It was through this experience of fighting drug cheats that Anderson developed his views on what he feels should happen when someone fails a test.

Speaking last October, Anderson said:

'When the guys test for the steroids, (they should have) no more fights, when you use the steroids, you use them for a long time. When you use the steroids for a long time, you have a problem. It’s a drug and it’s not good for the sport.'

Anderson has often spoken about maintaining a positive outlook on life and holds himself and others to a strong code of ethics, time will tell when Anderson's follow up tests come out but it appears 'The Spider' has gone against his own beliefs.

'(Steroids) make the sport bad,if you do the sport in a good light, you have a good life. That is my opinion.'