Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Says His Failed Post Fight Drug Test Is Not His Fault

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is not to eager to take the blame himself following his suspension for elevated levels of testosterone.

After the nail biting five-round fight against Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33, “Bigfoot,” (even though he was approved for testosterone-replacement therapy in advance) still failed his post-fight drug test.
He took to his Facebook page to point his finger at his attending doctors for his elevated levels:

“Clarification: Months before my fight I looked for the UFC doctor Marcio Tannure in Brazil so I could start the hormonal replacement “TRT” which was authorized and recognized by a professional. I started the treatment and 2 weeks before my fight I did all the exams required by the UFC. My testosterone level continued to be low so I was recommended by the doctor to increase the dosage. Unfortunately my level increased too much and caused me to suspend. I only did what was recommended by someone trained who understands about the subject therefore it was not my mistake. I’m cool because I know that the mistake was not made by me, I never tried doing anything wrong for my fight.”

UFC officials have suspended Silva for nine months and taken away his $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus and awarded it to Hunt.

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