Dennis Silver Says Supplement Is Reason For His Failed Drug Test

UFC featherweight Dennis Siver has finally given an explantion for why he failed a drug test at UFC 168 in December. In a statement, Siver said that his troubles began when his longtime coach Niko Sulenta was diagnosed with cancer and could not work with him for the fight.

In Sulenta’s place, Siver hired a personal trainer and nutritionist who was tasked with handling his weight cut. During the course of working together, hat trainer recommended to Siver a supplement he had not previously used. Siver said he was told that he could safely use the supplement but was later “shocked” when his drug testing sample returned a positive finding.

The statement is as follows:

“I do not want to blame anyone for this result and I take full responsibility for my gullible and careless behavior, It was my mistake and it was grossly negligent. But I distance myself from any kind of doping. In my previous sixteen UFC fights, not even the smallest banned substance has been detected. This makes the current events all the more disappointing and shocking for me and my team.”

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