MMA Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva on disclosing use of Cialis: “I didn’t think it would come up.”

The Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva is facing another battle. This battle is not in the octagon, but for his drug test results.

The former champion has positive tests for Drostanolone. This drug is known to increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles. Anabolic steroids also have androgenic and virilizing properties, including the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics such as the growth of the vocal cords, testicles (primary sexual characteristics) and body hair (secondary sexual characteristics).

MMA Anderson SilvaSilva’s planned defense for the issue is that the MMA fighter is taking a sexual performance pill without knowing that it has drostanolone. This idea was actually working, until Silva’s entire team cannot get their stories straight.

No one in the team could keep their stories straight. Even Silva’s statements were confusing. They claimed to forget, then all of a sudden remember the dates when the fighter started taking medications or any other drugs.

Due to what they have claimed about Silva taking that pill, this led to in the investigation of Silva’s sex life. It was extremely uncomfortable since this is a very personal matter.

According to MMAJunkie:

As Silva explained, this liquid in the blue vial was more affective than Cialis, meaning, it wasn’t the kind of thing he would get from a doctor, and it definitely wasn’t something he would disclose to an athletic commission, which held his professional career in the balance after a trio of positive drug tests revealed four banned substances in his system.

“I didn’t disclose I was taking the Cialis because I didn’t think it would come up,” Silva said, via his longtime translator and manager Ed Soares, who early on in the fighter’s testimony clashed with the translator hired by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, the wife of former UFC executive Mike Mersch. “Prior to other fights, whatever medications I took, I always disclosed, and I brought the medication to the show. I would be very uncomfortable looking at you and saying I’m taking Cialis prior the fight.”

Silva contemplatively rubbed his chin on a microphone during the hearing, adding more audio to the spectacle streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

Yes, Silva made what might be the most subtle homophobic joke of all time, then rubbed his mic on the chin. This all happened.

Silva’s attorney, Nevada-based Michael Alonso, couldn’t answer why the PED androstane, in addition to drostanolone, had shown up in a Jan. 9 out-of-competition test. He flatly said “I don’t know” when NSAC chairman Francisco Aguilar questioned why drostanolone – a drug with a weeklong half-life, according to the attorney general’s expert at the WADA-accredited lab that popped Silva for PEDs – had shown up in Silva’s pre- and post-fight tests when the 40-year-old fighter claimed to stop using the supercharged sexual enhancer on Jan. 8.

That was Anderson Silva’s attorney, everybody. That was a man that Silva presumably paid boatloads of cash to defend him in perhaps the most damning moment of his career, and all the guy could come up with was that statement.