Silva looking for bout with Jones jr. Silva, one of the greatest UFC champions of all time, said his legal team is currently working with USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, on the case. Silva, 42, tested positive for two banned substances — methyltestosterone and a diuretic — in a sample collected Oct. 26, sources confirmed with MMA Fighting earlier this month. Methyltestosterone is considered a synthetic anabolic steroid. “The Spider” is facing up to a two-year suspension or possibly even more if USADA takes into account his past failed drug test. Silva tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and androsterone in 2015. At the time, Silva claimed that the banned substances had come from a Thai sex drug and the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) suspended him one year for the violation.
I’m just waiting for USADA and my lawyers,” Silva said. “And hopefully they came back soon for fight for Roy Jones.” Silva, who held the UFC middleweight title from 2006 to 2013, has been hoping to compete in boxing against Roy Jones Jr. for years. Jones recently said he was retired from boxing, but left open the door for a bout against his longtime friend Silva. “That’s my dream,” Silva said. “Hopefully, this fight comes.” #ufc #boxing #mma #crossover #goat #legends #rjj #royjonesjr #andersonsilva #thespider #mmaapparel #cagewarriors #jiujitsu #bjj #octagon #superfight #training #gym #bellator #grappling #fight #kickboxing #wrestling