Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/21/12
For the second time in less than two years, Thiago Silva (Pictured) has flunked a post-fight drug test. On this occasion, the light heavyweight screened positive for having marijuana metabolites in his system following this month’s submission victory over Stanislav Nedkov. Silva will have to ride the pine for six months retroactive from the November 10th fight date. He must also enter a drug rehabilitation program. “Thiago Silva tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout at UFC on FUEL TV in Macau,” the UFC revealed in a statement.”The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. “Silva has admitted to taking the banned substance and has agreed to participate in an approved drug-rehabilitation program and serve a six-month suspension retroactive to the November 10 event. He must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to fight a...
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