Anderson Silva breaks silence after potential USADA violation
Anderson Silva has broken his silence after being notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy last week which caused his removal from the the UFC Fight Night 122 headliner vs. Kelvin Gastelum.
“Obviously I think everything is part of a process of evolution. With each passing day, I can learn more about who I am. I’m here to thank all my fans, especially my coaches and all the contributors for this long journey. I can’t express my feelings and how sad I am, because we all invest love, passion and time in this camp. I don’t know exactly the plans of God for me. But anyway, I can only thank him and all of you for the love and affection. Nothing is more gratifying at this moment than having you by my side. I will not give up, much less stop doing what I love. Not because of fame or money, it’s because I love to fight. So no matter what happens from now on, nothing changes. My plans are the same. Nothing has changed. A big kiss for everyone and see you soon,” wrote Silva.
As a result of Silva’s forced withdrawal, Gastelum will now meet Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC Fight Night 122, which takes place Nov. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.