Tonight, we bring you a special addition of The MMA Corner News show to talk all about the huge shake-up in the MMA world that happened Tuesday afternoon.

In case you missed it, former UFC middleweight kingpin – and the de facto greatest fighter ever – tested positive for two steroid metabolites in a pre-fight drug test administered by the NAC. This test came 19 days before his fight at UFC 183 against Nick Diaz.

Following the fight, Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana and is facing disciplinary action from the NAC.

The UFC issued the following statements about the failed tests by Silva and Diaz:

“On February 3, 2015, the UFC organization was notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Anderson Silva tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites on his Jan. 9 out of competition drug test. UFC’s understanding is that further testing will be conducted by the Commission to confirm these preliminary results.

“Anderson Silva has been an amazing champion and a true ambassador of the sport of mixed martial arts and the UFC, in Brazil as well as around the world. UFC is disappointed to learn of these initial results.

“The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by its athletes.”

 

“The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Nick Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Diaz has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC organization will fully respect the Commission’s final decision relating to Diaz at a disciplinary hearing set for February 17.”

Join us as we discuss how this shakes up the MMA world, Silva’s legacy, and more.

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