Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva does not think it would be the smartest thing to purposefully take performance enhancing drugs. As “The Spider” told TMZ Sports, he believes that there wouldn’t be much to gain from them, at this late stage in his career.
“I’m just waiting for USADA and my lawyers and hopefully it’ll come back soon for a fight with Roy Jones. I’m just waiting for the Commission, because the doctors, they check everything. Because maybe the supplement I used was contaminated, I don’t know. I’m just waiting. Obviously, If I took these steroids I’m stupid, because I’m too oId. I’m not starting my career, I’m finishing it.”
Anderson Silva tested positive for two USADA banned substances, back in October 2017. If he’s declared guilty, the 42-year old could be looking at a possible four-year suspension. However, that would not stop Silva from retiring as he summed up his career with a passionate one liner about the sport.
“Firs of all, I love fighting, this is my heart. This is my life. I’m waiting for Mr. Roy (Jones). Because he’s a great man.”
Anderson Silva’s last bout was in February 2017, when he defeated Derek Brunson via unanimous decision. The victory ended a three-year win drought with losses to Daniel Cormier, Chris Weidman and Michael Bisping.