Will PEDs Keep ‘Spider’ From HOF? White Explains...
If performance-enhancing drugs were to disqualify mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Hall of Fame, then it would be less like a “Hall” and more like that tiny corridor that leads to the hotel bathroom.
That’s why former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, is a “110-percent” lock for a future induction. That’s according to promotion president, Dana White, who explained to TMZ how the Hall of Fame process works for guys like “The Spider.”
“There’s been guys who’ve made mistakes here, it happens,” White said. “He paid the penalty, paid the price for it, sat out his suspension, paid his fines, did all the stuff he needed to do and now he’s back.”
Silva actually has two failed drug tests in his combat sports career. First, the Brazilian flunked at UFC 183 and blamed some weird dick pill you can only get in Thailand, then popped again ahead of UFC Shanghai, which he attributed to a tainted supplement.
The 43 year-old striker makes his Octagon return at the UFC 234 pay-per-view (PPV) event this weekend (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) inside Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, taking on undefeated striking sensation Israel Adesanya.