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Anderson Silva has ‘unfinished business’ with Nick Diaz, requests rematch in Brazil

After failing several drug tests at UFC 183, Anderson Silva took to social media to request a rematch against Nick Diaz.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Yet to face adequate punishment for failing multiple drug tests during UFC 183, Anderson Silva has opted to begin planning for his UFC return.

On Wednesday afternoon, the former middleweight kingpin took to social media to request a rematch against Nick Diaz, whom he believes he has "unfinished business" with.

"I believe there is some things that are unfinished between me & Nick Diaz," Silva said on his Instagram account. "I now hope that You, Dana White can accept my request & make a rematch possible in my country, Brazil."

Silva failed a pre-fight a test for drostanolone and androstane on January 9th but was not announced until after the fight, when the Nevada Athletic Commission received them. Although he later passed a second pre-fight test, it was later revealed that the former champ also failed the UFC 183 post-fight drug test for drostanolone metabolites, as well as oxazepam, which is medication for anxiety and depression, and temazepam, an insomnia medication.

While it has been nearly three months since Silva failed his drug tests, they are yet to go in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission for their disciplinary hearing. Silva was originally scheduled for April, but later requested his second continuance from the NAC to delay the hearing.