twitter google

Thiago Silva Tests Positive For Marijuana, Given Six-Month Suspension

Thiago Silva, fresh off a victory over Stanislav Nedkov, has tested positive for marijuana metabolites.

Silva, who also failed a post-fight drug test in 2011 for use of fake urine, will be suspended for six months and must enter a drug rehab program.

“Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on Fuel TV in Macau,” a statement from the UFC read. “The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents.”

Silva’s submission victory over Nedkov will likely be changed to a no-contest as has been the norm for such incidents.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier

Event Date: May 23, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 67: Condit vs. Alves

Event Date: May 30, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 68: Henderson vs. Boetsch

Event Date: June 6, 2015
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2

UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum

Event Date: June 13, 2015
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 138: Slice vs. Shamrock

Event Date: June 19, 2015
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 69: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne

Event Date: June 20, 2015
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass