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Anderson Silva Cuts Deal With USADA For UFC Return

Is normal.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, will be eligible to make his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) this November after reaching a deal with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

“The Spider” was popped for performance-enhancing drugs ahead of his Kelvin Gastelum fight at UFC Shanghai last fall, the second time the Brazilian pissed dirty in his UFC career. Silva, however, maintained his innocence and eventually proved his positive result stemmed from tainted supplements, hence the reduced sentence.

“I am vindicated,” Silva said in a prepared statement (via Ariel Helwani). “The past nine months have been extremely difficult. I felt like my career and everything I had worked so hard for was dying and my future was hanging in the balance.”

“I knew in my heart that I had done nothing wrong and fully cooperated with USADA during their inquiry to prove it,” Silva continued. “Today I have a renewed energy. My legacy is restored. I can focus on getting back into the ring and the next chapter of my life after fighting.”

Silva (34-8) has not competed since capturing a questionable decision win over Derek Brunson at the UFC 208 pay-per-view (PPV) event in early 2017. Now 43, “The Spider” will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to hang with the next generation of middleweight strikers.

Like this guy.

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Midnight Mania! Watch Anderson Silva Lay Out Three Men

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Former middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva was the closest thing the UFC had to an action hero for many years. No one could quite do what he did in real fights in the Octagon. Now he’s executing some of those moves against rather more cooperative opponents, on set.

This isn’t an uncommon route for current and former mixed martial artists. Josh Thomson spends time making Chinese movies; Ronda Rousey is doing live stunts in the WWE as well as small acting roles; Donald Cerrone makes money as a stunt man and actor; Cung Le, the only middleweight to have a showier skillset than Anderson, has been doing his own stunts in B-rated movies and TV for years. Andrei Arlovski is pretty good at fake fighting. Gina Carano is a good enough actor to carry whole movies alongside A-list stars like Channing Tatum. Randy Couture was in Expendables alongside Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham.

Eeees normal.

Anderson, whose later career has been marred by repeat drug test failures, has no shortage of ideas for his career after fighting, including a commentary gig on Netflix show Ultimate Beastmaster.


Insomnia

This female cop got his attention with those punches

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UFC Fight Pass is promoting the awfulness of Alaska Fighting Championships as part of it’s appeal

Bellator 199 ratings were… not good.

Mike Perry at Jackson-Winklejohn should have been the subject of at least a YouTube series. We are missing out.

@hollyholm vs @platinummikeperry striking class with @mmacoachwink

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I don’t fully know what I’m watching but I too am entertained.

I am entertained.

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This white woman calling the cops is going to be a meme that endures, I see. I wonder how it feels to be the butt of the internet.

#bbqbecky strikes again

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I sincerely hope this Liddell-Jones fight never comes to fruition, but this is a pretty good photoshop job.

Brian Kelleher responded to Sean O’Malley’s subtweet in savage fashion.

I never noticed how difficult this is.

This does describe a surprising amount of mixed martial artists

Old art memes are the best memes, especially when they are about grappling.

l It’s not so bad

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Always gonna take the chance to repost Vasyl Lomachenko because he’s the Ukranian Spiderman

Now this is a promo. And Tenshin Nasukawa is worthy of this.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Here are two men who know how to knock people out

Caught kick to dramatic overhand

This guy moves like a water skeeter but it worked

That’s how you punch from the wrestler’s ride. Ouch.

Don’t watch this if you just ate


Random Land

Saint Rock is your trivia for the day

Well played

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Holly Holm, Megan Anderson to Meet in Featherweight Tilt at UFC 225

A featherweight clash with title implications will go down in the Windy City when Holly Holm squares off against Megan Anderson at UFC 225.
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Midnight Mania! Roy Jones Jr. gets decision win in final fight, says Anderson Silva is only other option

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Roy Jones Jr. officially capped a long and illustrious career, tonight on UFC Fight Pass. He was unable to put away his overmatched opponent, Scott Sigmon, who he styled on for 10 rounds, winning 98-92 on all three scorecards. Sigmon stayed game, coming forward, thumping at Roy’s body with arm punches to the body.

Compared to Roy Jones Jr., he was clearly athletically out of his depth, something the commentators were very open about. Roy revealed that he had torn his bicep before the fight, perhaps the reason he wasn’t able to get the KO.

I don’t make excuses, but all y’all can call the Andrews Institute and they’ll tell you that last week, I tore my left bicep once again. But because it was Pensacola, I refused to pull out.

Roy reiterated afterwards what he stated beforehand- that Anderson Silva is the only matchup that could draw him out of retirement.

Last but not least, Dana, I know you listening. I know Anderson’s suspended, but that’s the ONLY fight that Roy Jones may return to the ring for. Other than that, chapter closed.


Insomnia

How to shake Andrei Arlovski’s hand so he doesn’t attack.

This Pay-Per-View (PPV) is… lacking in depth, but the main event is amazing.

#good vs #evil

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This is a fascinating matchup.

Looks like Chiesa vs. Pettis is official for Brooklyn!

UFC 223

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Happy birthday to Kimbo Slice. Rest in power.

Don’t ever do this.


Slips, Rips, and Left Hook Clips

I was thinking about left hooks today and look at this.

This was cool too

Ouch

Great fight

Some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


Fight Bookings


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

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Heavy Hands

Firaz Zahabi lends his analytical weight to this matchup:

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Anderson Silva Reportedly Positive for Synthetic Testosterone, Diuretic in Latest Doping Case

More details have emerged in the latest Anderson Silva doping case.
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Anderson Silva Reportedly Positive for Synthetic Testosterone, Diuretic in Latest Doping Case

More details have emerged in the latest Anderson Silva doping case.
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Anderson Silva Reportedly Positive for Synthetic Testosterone, Diuretic in Latest Doping Case

More details have emerged in the latest Anderson Silva doping case.
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Anderson Silva Ahead of USADA: ‘I Will Stop When God Thinks I Can Not Do It Anymore’

No matter his current circumstance, mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva seems steadfast that he wants continue fighting.
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Anderson Silva Ahead of USADA: ‘I Will Stop When God Thinks I Can Not Do It Anymore’

No matter his current circumstance, mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva seems steadfast that he wants continue fighting.
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Anderson Silva Ahead of USADA: ‘I Will Stop When God Thinks I Can Not Do It Anymore’

No matter his current circumstance, mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva seems steadfast that he wants continue fighting.
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