Anderson Silva has had four opponents in UFC get flagged for banned substances

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Bonnar (steroids)
Sonnen (elevated testosterone)
Irvin (pain killers)
Griffin (Xanax)

All four of them are (or were in Sonnen's case) 205 lb'ers. It truly must be intimidating signing a contract to fight The Spider.

Any one else in the UFC have more total opponents who failed the drug test afterwards???
 
I don't think pain killers and xanax were taken to help their performance but banned substances nonetheless.
 
Forgot Marquardt

Edit: Sorry bout that, you meant that they were using while signed to fight Silva.. I've been an embarrassment to this site, America & therefore the rest of the world
 
belfort also got caught, but at the pride USA.
 
Good question, i never looked at it. Of course that every fighter who is going to fight Anderson might have some kind of " afraid " but i don't think they will look for this substances to feel more comfortable, this could be just a coincidence... or not
 
Forgot Marquardt

Edit: Sorry bout that, you meant that they were using while signed to fight Silva.. I've been an embarrassment to this site, America & therefore the rest of the world

You should know your punishment.....Death is the only solution that will suffice and bring relief to the sherdoggers you have "embarrased"
 
Bonnar (steroids)
Sonnen (elevated testosterone)
Irvin (pain killers)
Griffin (Xanax)

All four of them are (or were in Sonnen's case) 205 lb'ers. It truly must be intimidating signing a contract to fight The Spider.

Any one else in the UFC have more total opponents who failed the drug test afterwards???

?????

I am sure that more people have fought fighters doing steroids and much more aggressive steroids in pride.

Its not anything special and how is Pain killers and Xanax supposedly beneficial to anyone. It could mean some of those fighters Silva fought should not have fought.
 
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I am sure that more people have fought fighters doing steroids and much more aggressive steroids in pride.

Its not anything special and how is Pain killers and Xanax supposedly beneficial to anyone. It could mean some of those fighters Silva fought should not have fought.

It's just a simple observation that he's had so many opponents fail the drug test afterwards. Only a statistic, just curious if anyone has had more opponents pop. The sentence about Silva's opponents being afraid was just a joke.

But you're probably right about Pride. There's no telling though.
 
How about this for an idea TS, instead of Silva fighting stylistic matchups against lesser skilled strikers, why doesnt Silva fight Weidman, a Great wrestler with very good BJJ and more reach than Silva. Yeah but like Silva says he is an "oldie and does not want to fight young guys", but underskilled strikers like Bisping is okay hahaha.

It's probably because a fight against Bisping in a stadium in England probably has much, much more luster. And I'm okay with it, because I'd love to watch Bisping catch a beating.

I'm a fan of Weidman and his talent, but he and his camp are wasting breath calling out Silva right now. Just keep fighting and winning and you'll get your title shot sooner or later, IMO.
 
I don't think pain killers and xanax were taken to help their performance but banned substances nonetheless.

I don't get why people say this. How can a pain killer NOT improve a fighter's performance? It doesn't have to give big muscles: if the pain killer allows a fighter to take twice the same amount of punches before falling, it does improve his performance dramatically, wouldn't you say? If a pain killer allows a fighter to finish a training camp with an ACL and go on to win the fight by first minute KO, do you think the pain killer has nothing to do with it?
 
How about this for an idea TS, instead of Silva fighting stylistic matchups against lesser skilled strikers, why doesnt Silva fight Weidman, a Great wrestler with very good BJJ and more reach than Silva. Yeah but like Silva says he is an "oldie and does not want to fight young guys", but underskilled strikers like Bisping is okay hahaha.

He beat a Olympic level wrestler with better stand up than Weidman.
 
Spider is the cleanest finisher 2nd or 3rd GOAT. :icon_lol:
 
I don't get why people say this. How can a pain killer NOT improve a fighter's performance? It doesn't have to give big muscles: if the pain killer allows a fighter to take twice the same amount of punches before falling, it does improve his performance dramatically, wouldn't you say? If a pain killer allows a fighter to finish a training camp with an ACL and go on to win the fight by first minute KO, do you think the pain killer has nothing to do with it?

Because you're making the erroneous assumption that painkillers give you the beneficial analgesic properties without negative drawbacks. Sure, they'll dull your pain, but at what cost? The vast majority of them also make you lethargic and 'out of it.' Not ideal side effects when you're fighting against someone as technically proficient and quick with their striking as Silva. I'd say the drawbacks easily outweigh the positives when it comes to fighting.
 
There is also Henderson and Leben that have used performance enhancers but didn't test positive when fighting AS.
 
How about this for an idea TS, instead of Silva fighting stylistic matchups against lesser skilled strikers, why doesnt Silva fight Weidman, a Great wrestler with very good BJJ and more reach than Silva. Yeah but like Silva says he is an "oldie and does not want to fight young guys", but underskilled strikers like Bisping is okay hahaha.

Wow has the Silva hate gotten so bad people just foam at the mouth with the mere mention of his name?

Relax kid, take solace in the fact Silva ducked Hendo and Sonnen and Vitor and Yushin.
 
They help not feel pain, allowing you to train harder.

I think most of the time when athletes abuse pain killers, it's because they're addicted. I highly doubt James Irvin thought it was giving him an advantage against Silva. He stated before that he had developed an addiction to them after a knee injury. Either way, it was his responsibility to let the athletic commission know of this long before the fight.
 
I'm just amazed at how many people get caught yet they keep doing it. They must know its only a matter of time.
 
Dang....he has hardly faced any CLEAN opponents.

Leben: Guilty
Franklin: Thought about TRT, I don't know if he ever went on it though.
Lutter: Couldn't even make weight, not sure he ever got popped though.
Marquardt: Guilty
Henderson: Guilty of TRT, but nothing illegal yet.
Irvin: Guilty
Cote: Innocent
Leites: Innocent
Griffin: Guilty
Maia: Innocent
Sonnen: Guilty
Belfort: Guilty
Okami: Innocent
Bonner: Guilty

I might be wrong on a couple of those, feel free to comment, but that's a RIDICULOUS record of dirty fighters. What's more impressive is that they are all under Silva's WIN column.
 
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