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Antonio Silva fails post-fight drug test; stripped of $50,000 bonus

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11:10 PM ET 12.17 | UFC heavyweights Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt had an epic battle in the main event of UFC Fight Night 33, which earned Fight of the Night honors. Not only was Silva vs. Hunt the best fight of the night, but it was one of the Fight of the Year candidates and one of the greatest fights in heavyweight history. Unfortunately, there is now a damper on the fight thanks to a failed post-fight drug screening from Silva. Silva had approval for the use of testosterone replacement therapy at the event, but he still managed to be popped for elevated testosterone levels after the fight. Due to the failed drug test, Silva has been suspended for nine months and he must forfeit the $50,000 bonus that he received from the UFC for his Fight of the Night performance. This is the second time in Silva's career that he has failed a post-fight drug test. Back in 2008, Silva tested positive for boldenone after winning the Elite XC heavyweight title with a second-round TKO win over Justin Eilers at Elite XC: Unfinished business in Stockton, Calif.

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December 18, 2013  11:53 AM ET

This is the second time Bigfoot has been caught with boldenone in his system.

Boldenone is an anabolic steroid developed for veterinary use, mostly for treatment of horses. In the US it is not indicated for use in humans and is only available through veterinary clinics.

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