Wow, Anderson Silva with some serious trash talk…

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has certainly been down on his luck lately. Not only has ‘The Spider’ been without a win for nearly five years, he’s also failed a drug test since then.

Previously known as the best P4P fighter on the globe, the tide turned rapidly for Silva circa 2013. Although he was massively favoured against Chris Weidman at UFC 162, the Brazilian got sparked out.


After losing the rematch with Weidman by brutal leg injury, Silva was away for some time. Following a 13-month rehab, ‘The Spider’ returned to victory, but it was short lived, to say the least.

Taking on Nick Diaz at UFC 183, Silva fought for more than just victory. His broken leg, now healed, still clearly played on his mind. Although he did take the decision, it was close, and then came the failed drug test saga.

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Tainted Viagra & More Losses

Attempting to cover his tracks in the anabolic steroid hearing with NSAC, Silva used a rather flimsy ‘tainted viagra’ defense. After serving a minimum suspension, Silva returned to two more losses in the octagon.

Now scheduled to face Cory Anderson at UFC 208, ‘The Spider’ needs a win more than ever. He’s gone five fights without victory, shocking when you consider he was 16 unbeaten before Weidman.

Is Silva back? Judging by this recent interview transcribed by, yes he is:

Conor McGregor Comments

“Now, [as an] old man, I’m starting to challenge everyone. Oh, I want to hit that dwarf. What is the boy’s name? Really…McGregor? It is not provocation. It’s just that I forget, I’m old. Old men know what it’s like. I have this urge to test myself against him. I think he’s a guy who has an unusual ability. I do not know if he would reach a weight of 81, 82 kg, which is the weight I can get. But it’s a guy I’d like to test myself before I end my career. I think it would be a great fight for the world of fights and UFC history.”

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