Last night Anderson Silva posted the following message on his Instagram account pleading his innocence, thanking fans for their support and his desire to find out the truth.
“I will not say anything about who I am or what I went through to get here. What matters to me now is the respect from those who have followed my career. I bled, struggled and fought because I love it and because I always wanted to honor the flag of the country I love so much. I don’t know what to apologize for, because I am still waiting for the results and analysis from the specialists that are working to reveal the truth.
Everything that I took since my injury are being analyzed. 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. In eighteen years of my career, I never had a problem with exams. In and out of the Octagon I never slipped in compliance with the principles that always guided me. With much honor and dignity I defended my country where ever I fought.
I never used any substances to better my performance in my fights. I love what I do and I would never risk what I took so long to build. 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. I am the one who is most eager to settle this situation. 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.”
Alan’s Angle: I would love nothing more for it to be revealed that his ‘B Samples’ have come back clean but Silva failing two separate tests for steroids and other drugs indicate that this will not be the case. I am still holding out hope for an explanation such as a doctor prescribing an unbeknownst Silva these drugs to help with recovery but the pessimist and critic in me believes that this will all end badly for Silva. It is such a shame that one of the world’s greatest fighters ever will have such a shameful ending to his career.