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Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva denies drug allegations

Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva has vowed to prove his innocence after testing positive for steroids.

Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva denies drug allegations

Rio de Janeiro: Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva has vowed to prove his innocence after testing positive for steroids.

In a statement published on Instagram Friday, the Brazilian questioned results taken from two separate tests last month, reports Xinhua.

"I don't know what to apologise for because I am still waiting for the results and analysis from the specialists that are working to reveal the truth," Silva said.

"Everything that I took since my injury are being analysed. I look for the truth as much as all those who were surprised with the results. I always played clean, I was never a cheater."

Silva is widely considered the most successful mixed martial artist in history, having gone undefeated in the UFC middleweight division from from 2006 to 2013.

The 39-year-old returned from a 13-month injury layoff to beat American Nick Diaz Jan 31 in Las Vegas.

Suspended by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) earlier this week, Silva is still awaiting results from his B samples.

"I think that the hurry some people have to condemn me is unfair. The time it takes to destroy a reputation is infinitely less than that is taken to build it," Silva said.

"I want those who have always supported me to know that I am still fighting for all the sad happenings of this situation to be cleared."

From Zee News

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