Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva denies drug allegations

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

IANS| Updated: Feb 21, 2015, 14:38 PM IST
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."